Christmas tree recycling

Scroll down this page for local New Brunswick recycling and responsible disposal options for holiday waste, from Christmas trees and wreathes, to lights, ornaments, wrapping and packaging. Many towns and cities offer curbside collection, even for Christmas trees. Counties and unicorporated areas typically have a number or drop-off locations.

Christmas trees are usually colllected from December 26th through the first 2 or 3 weeks in January.  Whether your tree is picked up from your curb,Grinding Christmas trees into mulch or you drop it off, be sure to remove all  remove all lights, wire, tinsel, ornaments, nails, stands,  other NON-Organic decorative materials and other materials that are not part of the original tree. This includes tree stands also.  Flocked trees are occasionally accepted (call to verify), but not artificial trees. Large trees (larger than the standard 6 - 7 ft tree) may need to be cut in half to be acceptable by your curbside garbage hauler.

The trees and wreathes are usually chipped and made into a mulch which is often made available, free to city or county residents.

Recycling other items:

Always follow the links (usually the blue, underlined name of the city or county) below for updated information, as these agencies often wait until the last minute to change dates or update their information. If your area is not specifically mentioned below, call your trash collection agency and ask!

New Brunswick: Where and How to Recycle Your Christmas Tree After the Holidays January 2022

Local municipality tree recycling Information

Electronics waste -
All residents and businesses in New Brunswick can recycle old electronics free of charge through an Electronic Products Recycling Association (EPRA) Newfoundland and Labrador Drop-off Centre.


  • Fredericton's annual Christmas Tree Recycling program runs from December 26 to about January 20.
    Christmas Trees are collected at the following designated disposal sites, chipped, and recycled for compost at the City of Fredericton municipal composting facility:
    Royal Road Park - Park parking lot adjacent to the Royal Road Fire Station
    Fulton Heights - School parking lot off main entrance to Nashwaaksis Middle School
    Fisher Park - Park parking lot off McEvoy
    Marysville Heritage Centre Facility - Parking lot off McGloin Street
    Kimble Drive - Vacant lot opposite the Fredericton Community Garden at 150 Kimble
    Odell Park - Park parking lot in the corner of the lot off Waggoners Lane
    Queens Square Park - Park parking lot adjacent to pool building off Aberdeen
    Angelview Park - Park parking lot off Woodstock Road

    For staff and equipment safety, please DO NOT leave wreaths, artificial trees or any other materials that are not natural Christmas Trees. This includes the removal of all stands, tinsel, ornaments, screws, plastic, strings, nails and wires, as these objects are not recyclable.


  • Moncton -
    - set them out at the curb in early January your regular garbage day on the first week of January.
    Drop off
    until mid-January, or Drop-off locations are:
    Crossman Community Centre-Kay Arena.
    Ball field off Crowley Farm Road.
    Former Dud James Arena on Limerick Street.
    Moncton Coliseum.
    Mapleton Park, Gorge Road entrance.
    Moncton Wesleyan Church, St. George Blvd.
    Fairview Knoll playground, south end of Fairview Knoll Drive.
    The Southeast Eco360 facility on Berry Mills Road is also offering free drop-off until January 13. For info, call 877-1040.


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