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How to dispose of your natural Christmas tree after the holidays

PHOTO: City of Beaconsfield

O Christmas Trees! After all have admired your beloved festive decoration, here are the scheduled tree pickups or drop-offs near you.


How can you dispose of your Christmas tree after the holidays? Bring your tree to the Public Works Drop-off Site, located at 300 Beaurepaire, during opening hours (Monday to Friday: 7:15 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and 12:15 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. **Closed: December 22 to January 2**).

During the month of January, leave your tree in the designated area at one of the parks listed below or keep your tree in your backyard until the spring branch collection.

Please note that branches or Christmas trees will not be picked up during the regular garbage collection. It is forbidden to place them at the curb during winter.

  • Parks: Beacon Hill - 100 Harwood,

  • Briarwood - 50 Willowbrook,

  • Christmas - 424 Beaconsfield,

  • Drummond - 200 Beaurepaire,

  • Rockhill - 540 Beaurepaire,

  • Shannon - 340 Preston,

  • Beaconsfield Heights - 225 Evergreen,

  • Windermere - 303 Sherbrooke,

  • Taywood - 130 Taywood, Montrose - north of parking.


After the holiday season, Dorval residents will be able to recycle their Christmas tree. In fact, the City will hold three special pickups, on January 4, 11, and 18, to collect Christmas trees placed in front of houses, by the curb (not on the street). These dates may change in case of a snowstorm.

In order for your tree to be picked up, all lights, decorations, and nails must be removed.

For more information, contact the Public Works Department at 514 633-4046.


Christmas trees are collected between the second week of January and the first week of February. Please place them at the curb.

Some of them will be used to make windbreaks around outdoor skating rinks and the others will be shredded.


Place your natural Christmas tree curb-side between January 8 and 18, without planting it straight up in the snow. Its trunk must be facing towards the street with all ornaments removed. Trees collected through this process will be shredded into wood chips.


The collection of Christmas trees and trees will take place on Wednesday, January 4 and 11, 2023. In order to facilitate the collection of trees, take care to remove all decorations before placing them on the curb of the street.


Collection dates are available through Info-Collectes. Place your Christmas tree on the curbside after 9 p.m. the day before collection or before 7 a.m. on collection day.

After the special collection period is over, you may dispose of your Christmas tree by bringing it to an écocentre.


  • Remove all decorations from the Christmas tree.

  • Do not place the tree in a plastic bag.

  • Place the tree with the base facing the street.

  • Make sure the tree is not covered in snow and is not obstructing the sidewalk.

  • When snow removal operations are scheduled, make sure the Christmas tree is not obstructing the road to facilitate loading.

Acceptable materials

  • Natural Christmas tree

Unacceptable materials

  • Artificial Christmas tree

  • Decorations: balls, tinsel, hooks, icicles, etc.


Christmas tree pickup is scheduled for the week of January 9th.


Christmas trees are collected on Wednesday, January 11, 2023, from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.

All natural trees are accepted (fir, pine, spruce, birch). By participating in this collection, you ensure that your tree will be converted into wood chips or compost instead of ending up in a landfill site.

  • Trunk diameter must not exceed 13 centimetres (5 inches).

  • Tree height must not exceed 2.5 metres (8 feet).

  • Decorations must be removed.

  • Trees must be placed horizontally at curbside (not upright in the snow).


The Christmas tree collection day is Monday, January 9th.


The Christmas tree collection will take place from January 3 to January 13, 2023. It is important to have the trees put down on street side before Jan. 3. They can also be brought to the Maison-Valois park or to the municipal garage, on the same dates.

SOURCE: City of Beaconsfield, Dorval, Dollard-des-Ormeaux, Kirkland, Pincourt, Vaudreuil-Dorion, Borough of L'Île-Bizard-Sainte-Geneviève, and Pierrefonds-Roxboro.

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