August 18: Planned Outage of Websites and Online Services for Maintenance

Posted August 17, 2018

On Saturday, August 18 from 2:00 AM - 5:00 AM and 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM, the City's websites and online services will be intermittently unavailable while system maintenance is performed. We thank you for your patience.

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O'Christmas Tree, How Can I Recycle Thee?

Curbside Tree Collection

Residential Christmas tree collection will take place from January 15 to 26, 2018. Please place your tree out for collection on January 15 and it will be collected during these two weeks.

Multi-Family Collection

Multi-family complexes that have Burnaby garbage/recycling collection service will have Christmas trees collected the week of January 8, 2018. All trees must be placed out by Monday, January 8 in one accessible location. Trees will be collected during this week. 


  • Burnaby's Eco-Centre accepts Christmas trees free of charge from Burnaby residents (proof of residency required).
  • The Eco-Centre will be closed on the following days: Monday, January 1, 2018.

Charity Tree Chipping Events

For Christmas Tree Charity Chipping Events, contact the Recycling Council of BC Recycling Hotline at 604-RECYCLE (732-9253).

Tree Recycling Guidelines

  • Remove all ornaments, tinsel and lights
  • Do not bag or put your tree in your Green Bin 
  • Trees over 5' (feet) must be cut in half
  • No artificial trees are accepted
  • Trees sprayed with snow foam cannot be recycled
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