City of Regina centralizes tree recycling to one location

Reginans who take their Christmas tree in to get recycled are being told that there is one central spot for that to happen this year.

Instead of going to one of three depots that had been set up for the past few years or the landfill, people are encouraged to take their tree starting December 27 to the landfill where it will be disposed of for free.

Janet Aird with the city explained how the three locations were temporary until they developed a permanent site. Now that the permanent site has been established, they are asking citizens to bring trees there.

“Where your yard waste goes from April to November, your trees will go to that same site,” she noted.

Aird said they do an average of 30 tonnes from this event. There is a plan for the compost that comes from the trees, too.

“With our current program, we are looking at doing some type of give-back to the residents,” explained Aird. “We’ll be announcing that in the spring.”

People will be able to bring their trees from Dec. 27 to Jan. 31. Before dropping off trees, all decorations must be removed and they must not be in disposable bags.

There will be signage at the former depot sites letting residents know where you can take your tree if you show up and no one is there to collect it and turn it into compost.

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