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Christmas Tree Recycling Depots Open December 27

December 14, 2010 7:20 AM | News

BERLIN, GERMANY - DECEMBER 11: A Christmas tree seller carries a sold tree on December 11, 2010 in Berlin, Germany. According to the German timber industry association, Germans are expected to purchase about 29 million Christmas trees this season. Christmas is the most important holiday in Central Europe and many retailers depend on it for as much as half of their annual sales. (Photo by Andreas Rentz/Getty Images)

Hopefully you’re not one of those people who takes down their Christmas tree by Boxing Day, but if you are, the city’s Christmas Tree Recycling Depots will be able to accomodate you a day later.

As usual, remove all decorations and the tree bags and drop it off at any of the following locations between December 27 and January 20, 2011. Free wood chips will be available at all depots in early January while quantities last, but you must bring your own container.

Kildonan Park — 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Rainbow Stage Parking Lot, 2021 Main St.

Kilcona Park — 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.
McIvor Avenue Gate, at Lagimodiere Blvd.

Whittier Park — 24-hour access
Tache Ave. and Messager St.

St. James Civic Centre — 24-hour access
2055 Ness Ave.

Assiniboine Park — 24-hour access
West Zoo Parking Lot, 2355 Corydon Ave.

Fire Hall # 17 — 24-hour access (new location)
1501 Church Ave. at Sheppard St.

St. Vital Park — 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.
South Parking Lot, 190 River Rd.

Transcona — 24-hour access
Chrislind St. at Ravelston Ave.

Vimy Arena — 24-hour access (new location)
255 Hamilton Ave., Parking Lot

Winnipeg Soccer Complex — 24-hour access (new location)
900 Waverley St., NW Parking Lot

King’s Park — 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.
King’s Dr. and Kilkenny Dr.

The depot at Pan Am Pool has been permanently closed.

If you’re recycling electronics this holiday season, visit GreenManitoba.ca to find an appropriate depot in your area. To recycle a cell phone, visit RecycleMyCell.ca.