Each year in January, the City of Ottawa will collect your old, dried up Christmas trees on your regularly scheduled green bin collection day but there are some things you should know before you say goodbye to the smell of pine needles in your living room.
Please ensure that your Christmas tree is free of all decorations including tinsel and is not wrapped in plastic.
The City of Ottawa expects to pick up almost 500 tons of Christmas trees in the month of January. Because of this large volume, trees may potentially not be picked up at the same time as the rest of your waste because the number of trees in one truck can cause capacity issues for regular green bin.
If by the end of your collection day your tree has yet to be taken, I would recommend you contact service Ottawa with your home address either by calling 3-1-1 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org to have the tree picked up. You can also visit https://myservice.ottawa.ca to complete a request form.