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Firefighters host Christmas tree recycling event in Steveston

Christmas trees are being accepted for recycling at Garry Point Park this weekend. - Richmond Review file photo
Christmas trees are being accepted for recycling at Garry Point Park this weekend.
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Richmond firefighters will be accepting live Christmas trees for recycling at Garry Point Park this weekend.

Residents can drop off their trees at the 31st annual Richmond Firefighters Charitable Society Drive-Thru from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Jan. 5 and Jan. 6 at the Steveston park.

Cash donations—going to Richmond Firefighters Society charities—are welcome. Beneficiaries include the B.C. Professional Firefighters Burn Fund and Richmond Food Bank.

Volunteering in the effort will be off-duty firefighters, along with tree chipping professionals from Magnolia Tree Service and Landscaping. Hot drinks will be served.

Organizers are reminding residents to remove all decorations—including tinsel, lights and ornaments—before dropping off trees.

Christmas trees can also be recycled at the city's recycling depot, 5555 Lynas Lane, Wednesdays to Sundays from 9 a.m. to 6:15 p.m. Ecowaste Industries, 15111 Williams Rd., also accepts trees for recycling.

Residents can also turn to curbside collection for tree recycling. Trees must be cut up and bundled (maximum size is three-by-two feet) and placed at the curb on regular recycling collection day.

And for those wading through a sea of post-Christmas Styrofoam, the city's recycling depot is temporarily collecting moulded packing materials until Jan. 20. Styrofoam, which is not accepted in curbside recycling, will be reused for insulation or landscaping material.

The city requests that all material be clean and in good condition, with no tape, paper or paint attached.

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