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CHRISTMAS TREE COLLECTION
Posted on: 2015-12-22

TREE COLLECTION

Christmas trees must be curbside by 7:00 a.m. on Monday, January 4th.  Drivers will travel each Island road during the week, but keep in mind that collection may not be on the same day your cart is collected.  Dedicated trucks are used for trees so that they can be kept separate from household organics. 

Guidelines to prepare your tree for collection can be found here.

If your tree was out on time, but not collected during the first week of January, it is important to contact us no later than January 15.

 

FREE DISPOSAL AT WWDCs

During the month of January, trees from households can be taken at NO CHARGE to any Waste Watch Drop-Off Center.  Click here for your nearest location.

 

SPECIAL NOTICE

If the collection date for trees impacts your traditional celebrations, it is very important that you contact us by January 4th to discuss.

 

WHAT HAPPENS TO THE TREES?

Trees delivered to the compost facility or to any of our WWDCs are chipped and either used in the manufacturing of compost or are used as mulch for horticultural purposes.

Parks Canada also receives Christmas trees from IWMC.  These trees are recycled to help restore damaged sand dunes in PEI's National Park.  They are positioned in the dunes to act like an organic snow fence and hold sand in areas experiencing rapid inland sand movement.

 

 

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