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Proper disposal of Christmas trees

There are a number of tree chipping options for residents of the Comox Strathcona waste management (CSWM) region this year.

You can drop off your tree at the firehalls in Comox and Courtenay on Saturday, Jan. 7 and Sunday, Jan. 8 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. In addition, one-day tree chipping events are being held at the City of Campbell River’s Sportsplex on Saturday Jan. 7 and in Cumberland at the fire hall on Sunday Jan. 8, hours for both locations is 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. The fire departments in Courtenay, Comox and Cumberland are also offering a special home pick up of Christmas trees for a $5 donation, just by calling the firehall for the area in which you live. The donations go to support local charities.

Christmas trees that are cut in half with each half no longer than three feet in length will also be picked up on regular yard waste pick up days in Courtenay and Comox. Curbside pickup of Christmas trees for Royston residents is Thursday, Jan. 5.

You can also take your Christmas tree to the CSWM’s waste management centres, in the Comox Valley at 2400 Pidgeon Lake Road, Cumberland or in Campbell River at 6700 Argonaut Road.

Christmas trees will be accepted free of charge at both locations. Both waste management centres are open seven days a week from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. The waste management centres will close at noon on December 24 and 31 and will remain CLOSED Christmas Day and New Year’s Day. No matter what disposal method you choose, be sure to remove all of the tinsel and decorations first.

The Comox Strathcona Waste Management service is a function of the Comox Valley Regional District and is responsible for two regional waste management centres that serve the Comox Valley and Campbell River.

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