(Manuel Will / Unsplash)

(Manuel Will / Unsplash)

Where to chip your tree in Surrey this year

Local fundraisers to bring your Christmas tree in 2019

Looking for an inexpensive and easy way to clear out your Christmas tree?

There are plenty of local tree-chipping fundraisers where you can chip your tree in exchange for a donation to a good cause. Many of these fundraisers will also be collecting bottles, so you can also sort out all the recycling left over from the holiday season.

Please note that you need to remove any wires, decorations and tree stands before you take your tree to any fundraiser.

Clayton Heights Secondary

Support Clayton Heights Secondary students’ dry grad fundraiser, and bring your tree to the school parking lot to chip by donation.

Where: Clayton Heights Secondary, 7003 188 Street

When: Saturday, Jan. 5 and Sunday, Jan. 6, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Cost: By donation

Cloverdale Catholic School

Cloverdale Catholic School will be holding a tree chipping event again this year. They will have tree chipping for a suggested minimum donation of $10 and bottle recycling.

When: Saturday, Jan. 5, and Saturday, Jan. 12, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Where: Cloverdale Catholic School, 17511 59 Avenue

Cost: $10

Fraser Heights Secondary

The school will be hosting a tree chipping and bottle drive, and all proceeds will go towards promoting a safe and memorable dry grad for its students. You may either drop your tree off at the school on Jan. 6, or, with a minimum donation of $20, arrange for curb pick-up by contacting Julie Rich at jgrace_rich@yahoo.ca.

Where: Fraser Heights Secondary School, 16060 108 Avenue

When: Sunday, Jan. 6, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Cost: By donation

Lord Tweedsmuir Secondary

Lord Tweedsmuir Secondary will host their annual tree chipping and bottle drive fundraiser this year, with all proceeds supporting the music department. This year, the funds will help the junior band fund their trip to California and the senior band fund their Alaskan Cruise.

Where: Lord Tweedsmuir Secondary, 6151 180 Street

When: Saturday, Jan. 5 and Sunday, Jan. 6, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Cost: By donation

North Surrey Secondary

North Surrey Secondary’s dry grad fundraiser will include tree chipping and bottle collection. Pick-up is also available by reaching out through the North Surrey Secondary Dry Grad 2019 Facebook page.

Where: North Surrey Secondary, 15945 96 Avenue

When: Saturday, Jan. 5, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Cost: By donation

Surrey Fire Fighters Charitable Society

The Surrey Fire Fighters Charitable Society has organized an annual tree chip since 1988. More than 40 fire fighters volunteer at the event to remove trees from vehicles and toss them into the chipper. The service is available with a small cash donation, and the proceeds go towards one of the society’s charitable efforts.

Where: Newton Athletic Park, and Guildford Town Centre

When: Saturday, Jan. 5, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Cost: By donation

Central City Shopping Centre

Lions Club members will chip trees with all proceeds to Surrey Food Bank, in partnership with Bartlett Tree Experts for their tree-chipping services. Visit centralcity.ca for more information, or call 604-587-7773.

Where: East parking lot at Central City, off King George Blvd.

When: Sunday, Jan. 6 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Cost: Minimum $5 donation per tree

Hunters Garden Centre

Donations collected at this event will benefit Jane Stock Horticulture Foundation, supporting horticulture education. For more details, call 604-590-2431 or visit huntersgardencentre.com.

Where: 15175 72nd Ave., Surrey

When: Saturday, Jan. 5 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Cost: By donation

If none of these events fit your schedule, or you can’t make it out, natural trees can be placed curbside for pickup in Surrey, in a green organics cart.

“Before putting your tree in your organics bin, the tree must be cut up into pieces no bigger than three feet long,” explains a post at surrey.ca. “Remove all tinsel, lights, decorations, tree stands and plastic bags from Christmas trees prior to disposal.”



editor@cloverdalereporter.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Surrey Council Chambers. (File photo)
Surrey city councillors complain not enough public input in committees

City has gone ‘exactly the opposite direction,’ Councillor Brenda Locke charges

Music therapist Felicia Wall in the music room at Phoenix Society in Surrey. (submitted photo)
Eclectic album showcases songs recorded by Surrey residents in recovery

Project at Phoenix Society took about six months to complete, with help of music therapist

JaHyung Lee, “Canada’s oldest senior” at 110 years old, received his first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine on Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021. He lives at Amenida Seniors Community in Newton. (Submitted photo: Amenida Seniors Community)
A Transit Police officer and another driver were injured on Nov. 4 in a traffic crash while the officer was responding to another officers call for help catching a man who escaped custody. (Photo: Shane MacKichan)
Police watchdog investigating Surrey crash that injured transit cop, another driver

Crash happened 11 p.m. Nov. 4, at 128th Street and 93rd Avenue in Cedar Hills

An Amica White Rock resident receives the COVID-19 vaccine during a Jan. 15, 2021 clinic. (Tracy Holmes photo)
PHOTOS: South Surrey seniors grateful for ‘freedom’ of COVID-19 vaccine

Vaccination clinics at Fraser Health long-term and assisted-living sites were to wrap up Jan. 15

Health Minister Adrian Dix and provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry head for the press theatre at the B.C. legislature for an update on COVID-19, Jan. 7, 2021. (B.C. government)
B.C.’s COVID-19 spread steady with 509 new cases Friday

Hospitalized and critical care cases decline, nine deaths

Seasonal influenza vaccine is administered starting each fall in B.C. and around the world. (Langley Advance Times)
After 30,000 tests, influenza virually nowhere to be found in B.C.

COVID-19 precautions have eliminated seasonal infection

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau listens to a question during a news conference outside Rideau cottage in Ottawa, Friday, January 8, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Trudeau says Canada’s COVID vaccine plan on track despite Pfizer cutting back deliveries

Canadian officials say country will still likely receive four million doses by the end of March

JaHyung Lee, “Canada’s oldest senior” at 110 years old, received his first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine on Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021. He lives at Amenida Seniors Community in Newton. (Submitted photo: Amenida Seniors Community)
Jobs Minister Ravi Kahlon shared a handwritten note his son received on Jan. 13, 2021. (Ravi Kahlon/Twitter)
Proud dad moment: B.C. minister’s son, 10, receives handwritten note for act of kindness

North Delta MLA took to Twitter to share a letter his son received from a new kid at school

Lilly and Poppy, two cats owned by Kalmar Cat Hotel ownder Donna Goodenough, both have cerebellAr hypoplasia, a genetic neurological condition that affects their ability to control their muscles and bones. Photo by Alistair Taylor – Campbell River Mirror
VIDEO: Wobbly Cats a riot of flailing legs and paws but bundles of love and joy to their owner

Woman urges others to not fear adopting cats with disabilities

Chief public health officer Dr. Theresa Tam provides an update on the COVID-19 pandemic in Ottawa on Friday, Jan. 8, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Canada’s top doctor says to avoid non-essential travel as B.C. explores legal options

Premier John Horgan says he is seeking legal advice on whether it can limit interprovincial travel

Martin Luther King Jr. addresses the crowd during the march on Washington, D.C., in August of 1963. Courtesy photo
Government reinforces importance of anti-racism act on Black Shirt Day

B.C. Ministers say education “a powerful tool” in the fight for equity and equality

Black Press media file
Port McNeill driver tells police he thought the pandemic meant no breathalyzers

Suspect facing criminal charges after breathalyzer readings in excess of 3.5 times the legal limit

Most Read