Mulched Christmas trees a chip off the old block
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December 30, 2013 - 8:36 AM
KELOWNA - Taking down the Christmas tree can be something to look forward to because so much good can come from chipping it at one of a number of locations around the district.
“Your tree can have another life after the holidays," Waste Reduction Facilitator Rae Stewart says. "By dropping it off at any one of the convenient Chip It locations, your tree will then be chipped and composted into GlenGrow. This nutrient-rich soil conditioner is perfect for top dressing your lawn, landscaping, mixing in your vegetable garden, or using as potting soil. It’s available at the Glenmore landfill and many landscape supply centers throughout the spring and summer.”
Before dropping your tree off for recycling, please remove all decorations and tinsel, as well as any plastic bags or other materials used for transporting the tree.
There is a Christmas tree drop-off for major locations throughout the Regional District from Dec. 26 to Jan. 31.
Kelowna and Area:
At the corner of Richter and Rowcliffe.
Glenmore Landfill (Glenmore Road) Open Monday-Sunday 7:30 am – 4:45 pm. Closed Dec 25th, 26th and Jan 1st.
Westside Residential Waste Disposal and Recycling Center (Asquith Road) Open Friday-Monday 7:30 am – 4:00 pm.
Jack Seaton Park (1950 Camp Road).
Compost Site (Princeton Road) Open Monday-Sunday 7 am – 3:30 pm.
For more information, visit regionaldistrict.com/recycle or call the Regional Waste Reduction Office at 250-469-6250.
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