Residents still have week to drop off Christmas trees

By Chad Klassen
January 9, 2018 - 9:21am Updated: January 9, 2018 - 5:38pm

KAMLOOPS — Nine days into the new year and the City of Kamloops is still taking Christmas trees to recycle. 

There are 12 locations where you can recycle your Christmas tree, including the parking lot at Albert McGowan Park. The city is accepting trees until Jan. 15 when they'll be taken to Cinnamon Ridge.

"We're seeing a lot of the sites very busy with those natural trees," said streets and environmental services manager Glen Farrow. "All those trees, they all get taken to our Cinnamon Ridge compost facility, where they'll all get chipped up, broken down and then blended into compost for future years."

Farrow said the city has cleared all the additional Christmas waste from each home, wrapping up a busy last week. 

"Last week with the extra days of waste between Christmas, Boxing Day and New Year's, the first week of the year is always the most challenging week of the year. That's all been cleared up now," said Farrow. "We haven't taken a close look and analysis of that waste over Christmas, but we're still seeing more garbage than we'd like. There's still a great opportunity for further recycling across our community."

DROP-OFF LOCATIONS:

Albert McGowan Park
Barnhartvale Yard Waste Depot
Brocklehurst Park
Cinnamon Ridge Compost Facility
Dallas Fire Hall No. 6
Juniper Park
Len Haughton Park
McArthur Island
McGill Road Yard Waste Depot
Rae-Mor Park
Westsyde Park
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