Tree-chipping event this weekend

A Christmas tree-chipping event will be held at Garry Point Park in Steveston this weekend.

Trees can be dropped off from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 7, and Sunday, Jan. 8. Donations are appreciated and will go to Richmond Firefighters’ Society’s charities.

The event is sponsored by the Richmond Firefighters’ Society, City of Richmond, Richmond Fire-Rescue, Fraser Richmond Soil and Fibre, Steveston Harbour Authority, Super Save Group and BC Plant Healthcare.

Christmas trees can also be recycled at the city’s recycling depot, 5555 Lynas Lane, Wednesday to Sunday, from 9 a.m. to 6:15 p.m. Ecowaste on Triangle Road, at the south foot of No. 6 Road, also accepts trees for recycling.

Residents of single-family homes can cut and bundle their tree for curbside collection on recycling day.

All tinsel must be removed before recycling.

On Jan. 15, the city will collect moulded packing Styrofoam at the recycling depot, 5555 Lynas Lane.

The Styrofoam will be reused for insulation or landscaping material. It must be clean and in good condition, with no tape, paper, paint or any other foreign objects attached. Styrofoam chips will not be accepted.

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