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Christmas Tree Chipping (Dec 29-Jan 13, 2013)

| December 26, 2012 | 0 Comments

Now that Christmas is over, you’re probably wondering what is the best way to get rid of your Christmas tree. This year, you can take your old Christmas trees to various locations throughout Victoria for free (by donation) chipping and recycling.

Please remember to remove all screws, nails, lights, and ornaments from your tree before you bring it in for chipping.

Below are a list of the various locations and dates where you can recycle your old Christmas tree.

Please keep in mind that this list is subject to change, and there are probably other locations and dates for chipping services, but these are the ones we are aware of. If you know of any additional locations, please e-mail us. Also, just in case it is not obvious, this is for real (live) Christmas trees, not the fake ones you buy at Wal-Mart etc.

CENTRAL SAANICH

CENTRAL SAANICH LIONS CLUB
Date: January 2, 5 & 6, 12 & 13
Time: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Location: 1703 Keating Cross Road (opposite the municipal works yard)
Details: By donation. Funds raised go to Easter Seal-Camp Shawinigan and other local Lions Charities. Chipping donated by Dogwood Tree services.

ESQUIMALT

ESQUIMALT KIWANIS CLUB
Date: December 30, January 1, 5, 6, 12
Time: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Location: Archie Browning Sports Centre, 1151 Esquimalt Road
Details: Trees will be chipped for a donation to Esquimalt Kiwanis Club. Proceeds go to local charities.

SCOUTS CANADA 14TH JUAN DE FUCA VENTURE COMPANY
Date: December 29 – January 6 daily
Time: 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Location: Canex CFB Esquimalt, lower parking lot, 1343 Woodway Road
Details: Suggested donation of $5/tree, $10 for pick up. Contact Curtis at 250.589.7715 or scouttreechip@gmail.com for
pick up. Fundraiser for 14th Juan de Fuca Venture Company for scouting events.

NORTH SAANICH

North Saanich Volunteer Firefighters
Date: January 5
Time: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Location: Wain Road Fire Hall – 986 Wain Road
Details: By donation. Half of the funds go to CFAX Santa’s Anonymous and half to a local family in need. This event is
also an open house. Phone in, pick up requests will require a minimum $10 donation. Call: 250-656-1931

OAK BAY

Oak Bay Firefighters
Date: January 5 & 6
Time: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Location: Oak Bay Fireman’s Park at 1703 Monterey Avenue
Details: Trees will be collected in exchange for a donation to the Oak Bay Secondary Education Bursary Fund. SchnitzerSteel Pacific is donating tree chipping services.

SAANICH

Claremont Secondary School KEY Club
Date: January 5 & 6
Time: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Location: Claremont lower parking lot, 4980 Wesley Road
Details: By donation, proceeds go to educating children in Jamaica.

The Lions Society of BC
Date: January 5 & 6
Time: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Locations: Broadmead Village Shopping Centre, Tillicum Shopping Centre, University Heights Shopping Centre
Details: Trees will be chipped for a donation to “Chip In for Kids”, proceeds to Victoria Easter Seal House. Chipped by Davey Tree Services. Residents can also register for pickup on January 5th contact Lions Society at 250-370-0518 or info@forthekidsbc.org

UVic Vikes Track Team
Date: January 5 & 6
Time: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Location: UVic Centennial Stadium parking lot
Details: Trees will be chipped by Competition in exchange for a donation to the UVic Vikes Track Team

Reynolds High School Band Program
Date: December 29 & 30, January 5 & 6,
Time: 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Location: Reynolds High School north parking lot at corner of McKenzie and Borden
Details: By donation – proceeds to support the Reynolds Band Program

Strawberry Vale Elementary School PAC
Date: January 5
Time: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Location: Strawberry Vale Elementary School, 4109 Rosedale Avenue
Details: By donation – proceeds to support the Strawberry Vale School Emergency Kiosk. Tree chipping provided by Bartlett Tree Experts. There is also a bottle drive and confidential document shredding event at the same time.

Knights of Columbus
Date: December 29 & January 5
Time: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Location: St Joseph the Worker 753 Burnside Avenue
Details: By donation

SIDNEY

Sidney Lions Club
Date: January 5
Time: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Location: Overflow parking lot on Ocean Avenue (north end of Iroquois Park)
Details: Donations gratefully accepted and appreciated. Sponsored by Bartlett Tree Experts, Peninsula Signs, Saanich
Peninsula Chamber of Commerce, and the Town of Sidney Parks and Works.

676 Kittyhawk Air Cadet Squadron
Date: January 5 & 6
Time: 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Location: 1979 deHavilland Way, Sidney (near Airport)
Details: By donation – all proceeds support the 676 RC Air Cadet Squadron
Chipping provided by Evergreen Tree Service
Bring your empty bottles, cans and juice containers for the 676 Kittyhawk Recycling Program.

SOOKE

The Lions Society of BC
Date: January 5 & 6
Time: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Location: Sooke Home Hardware 6626 Sooke Road
Details: Trees will be chipped for a donation to “Chip In for Kids”, proceeds to Victoria Easter Seal House. Trees chipped
by Western Island Tree Service.
Residents can also register for pickup on January 5th contact Lions Society at 250-370-0518 or info@forthekidsbc.org

VICTORIA

The Lions Society of BC
Date: January 5 & 6
Time: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Locations: Safeway parking lot at the corner of Fort and Foul Bay
Details: Trees will be chipped for a donation to “Chip In for Kids”, proceeds to Victoria Easter Seal House. Trees chipped by Davey Tree Services.
Residents can also register for pickup on January 5th contact Lions Society at 250-370-0518 or info@forthekidsbc.org

Central Middle School
Date: January 5 & 6
Time: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Location: 1280 Fort Street
Details: Fundraiser for the Central Music Program

Victoria High School R&B and Concert Bands
Date: January 5, 6, 12, & 13
Time: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Location: 1260 Grant Street off Fernwood Road
Details: Recommended donation $5. In partnership with ASI Contracting

VIEW ROYAL

Shrine Clown Unit
Date: January 5 & 6
Time: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Location: Canadian Tire at Admirals and Craigflower
Details: By donation, tree chipping by Cedar Grove Tree Chipping

WESTERN COMMUNITIES

The Lions Society of BC
Date: January 5 & 6
Time: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Location: Westshore Town Centre
Details: Trees will be chipped in exchange for a donation to “Chip in for Kids”, proceeds to Victoria Easter Seal House. Trees chipped by Davey Tree Services.
Residents can also register for pickup on January 5th contact Lions Society at 250-370-0518 or info@forthekidsbc.org

14th Juan de Fuca Venture Company & Pacific Explorers (Scouts Canada)
Date: January 2, 3, & 4
Time: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. daily
Location: Race Rocks Automotive 1057 B Marwood Avenue (behind Custom Hitch between Luxton and Happy Valley Roads)
Details: Trees will be chipped for a suggested donation of $5.00 per tree, $10 for pick up; call Curtis 250-589-7715

Colwood Volunteer Firefighters
Date: January 5 & 6
Time: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Location: Colwood Fire Station, 3215 Metchosin Road
Details: By donation, proceeds to Colwood Volunteer Firefighters Association

Langford Volunteer Firefighters Association
Date: January 5 & 6
Time: 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Location: Langford Fire Station 1, 2625 Peatt Road, Langford Fire Station 2, 3213 Happy Valley Road, Langford Fire Station 3, 2872 Sooke Lake Road
Details: By donation. Proceeds to Ride Along Program.
Pick up can be arranged for Langford Residents by calling 250-478-9555

Bear Mountain Resort
Date: January 6
Time: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Location: Gravel parking lot behind Bear Mountain Sales Office at 2050 Country Club Way
Details: By donation- proceeds to support Minor Hockey
FREE Hot chocolate & Apple Cider

SCOUTS CANADA 14TH JUAN DE FUCA VENTURE COMPANY
Date: December 29 & 30, January 5 & 6
Time: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Location: Luxton Fair Grounds, 1040 Marwood Avenue
Details: Suggested donation of $5/tree, $10 for pick up. Contact Curtis at 250.589.7715 or scouttreechip@gmail.com for pick up. Fundraiser for 14th Juan de Fuca Venture Company for scouting events.

SCOUTS CANADA 14TH JUAN DE FUCA VENTURE COMPANY
Date: January 2, 3 & 4
Time: 8 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Location: Race Rocks Auto, 1057 B Marwood Avenue
Details: Suggested donation of $5/tree, $10 for pick up. Contact Curtis at 250.589.7715 or scouttreechip@gmail.com for pick up. Fundraiser for 14th Juan de Fuca Venture Company for scouting events.

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