It’s free to chip your tree at the Glenmore Landfill

December 14, 2020

Don’t be stumped on how to get rid of that Christmas tree. Residents are welcome to drop-off up to three Christmas trees per vehicle for no charge from Dec. 27 until Jan. 31 at the Glenmore Landfill

Loads must contain only Christmas trees. If the trees are mixed in with other yard waste, then the entire load, including the Christmas tree, will be charged the fee for yard waste, which is a minimum of five dollars. Residents are asked to remove all decorations, tinsel and bags used for transporting trees.  

In addition to the landfill, residents can drop-off Christmas trees in Kelowna at the Ben Lee Park parking lot off Houghton Road and on Lequime Road (Ring Road, behind the Capital News Centre). 

The former drop-off areas at Rowcliffe, Richter and Cook Road are no longer operational.  

To help keep our roads safe and clean, residents are reminded to Tie it, Tarp it, Strap it and ensure that loads are covered and secured during the trip to the landfill. The fine for an uncovered load is up to $150. 

The Glenmore Landfill is open seven days a week from 7:30 a.m. to 4:45 p.m., with holiday closures on Dec. 25, Dec. 26 and Jan. 1. For more information about the landfill and a complete list of waste rates and acceptable materials, visit kelowna.ca/waste