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Annual Christmas tree collection
As part of our sustainable development initiatives, here is information about how the City will dispose of your natural tree after the holiday festivities.
There will be a special collection for all Christmas trees on Wednesday, January 10. Trees that are collected will be sent to Multi Recyclage in Laval to be turned into wood chips and will help some companies in Québec that use large wood-fired boilers to recover energy. Depending on the technique that is used, this energy can produce heat or electricity.
Thanks to the participation of all residents in the collections for organic waste, leaves, and Christmas trees, our recovery rate is constantly improving. Since 2012, Pointe-Claire has gone from an organic waste recovery rate of 44%, the equivalent of 119 kg/person/year, to a rate of 55%, or 141 kg/person/year, in 2016. This is a significant increase of 10% in 5 years. With these results, we are moving closer to the objective set by the government, which is a recovery rate of at least 60%.
Your participation in this collection is important for the environment and sustainable development. It allows us to divert tonnes of waste from landfills. In 2016, nearly 17 tonnes of Christmas trees in Pointe-Claire were collected and repurposed.
The collection will take place on Wednesday, January 10, between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m.
Here are some instructions to follow:
- Remove all decorations from the tree, including hooks and icicles, to ensure that the chipping process is safe.
- Do not wrap the tree in a plastic bag.
- Place your tree curbside between 6 p.m. on the day before the collection and 7 a.m. on the day of the collection.
- Do not block the sidewalk.
- Place the tree horizontally to distinguish it from healthy trees.
Once the collection has ended, you can still bring your Christmas tree to the Saint-Laurent Ecocentre (3535 Sartelon Street), which is an agglomeration service.
Only natural trees will be collected.