Where to get your Christmas tree chipped in Greater Victoria

There is no shortage of places to get your Christmas tree chipped over this weekend and next.

Remember to remove all screws, nails, lights and ornaments from the tree before recycling, as they can pose a hazard while passing through chipping equipment.

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CENTRAL SAANICH

Central Saanich Lions Club

Date: Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 12 and 13

Time: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Location: 1700 block of Keating Cross Rd.

Details: By donation.

ESQUIMALT

The Community Youth

Date: Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 5 and 6

Time: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Location: Behind the Archie Browning Arena in Esquimalt

Detials: By donation with all donations going to support the Community Youth’s programs for youth in Esquimalt.

NORTH SAANICH

North Saanich Firefighters

Date: Saturday, Jan. 5

Time: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Location: 986 Wain Rd. and 1620 McTavish Rd.

Details: Tree chipping and open house at Wain Road Fire Hall. By donation. Proceeds to CFAX’s Santa’s Anonymous. North Saanich and Sidney residents may call 250-656-1931 prior to or the day of to arrange for tree pickup with a minimum $10 donation.

OAK BAY

Castaway Wanderers Rugby Football Club

Date: Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 5 and 6

Time: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

Location: Windsor Park, next to Rose Garden

Details: By donation.

SAANICH

B.C. Lions Society for Children with Disabilities

Date: Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 5 and 6

Time: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Location: Broadmead Village, Tillicum and University Heights Shopping Centres

Details: By donation.

All proceeds go toward Easter Seals services and programs.

Claremont Secondary School Key Club

Date: Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 5 and 6

Time: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday,

10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday

Location: 4980 Wesley Rd., student parking lot

Details: The Key Club’s annual tree-chipping fundraiser

Knights of Columbus

Date: Saturday, Jan. 5

Time: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Location: 753 Burnside Rd. West, St. Joseph the Worker Parish

Details: By donation.

McKenzie Elementary Parent Advisory Council

Date: Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 5 and 6

Time: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Location: 4005 Raymond St. North, McKenzie Elementary School

Details: By donation. Proceeds go to the creation of an outdoor learning space. Tree pickup is available by request, within three kilometres. Email: tracylee16@hotmail.com

Reynolds School

Date: Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Jan. 4 to 6

Time: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Location: 3963 Borden St., at McKenzie, school parking lot

Details: Students will be chipping Christmas trees by donation. Funds raised will go to support the Reynolds Music Program and students’ music-education activities.

Strawberry Vale Elementary School

Date: Sunday, Jan. 6

Time: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Location: 4109 Rosedale Ave., Strawberry Vale Elementary School

Details: By donation. Drop off your tree for chipping or cans and bottles for recycling.

University of Victoria Vikes Cross Country/Track Team

Date: Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 5 and 6

Times: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Where: Centennial Stadium Parking Lot at UVic

Details: By donation. Tree chipping has been donated by Bartlett Tree Experts.  

SIDNEY

North Saanich Firefighters

Date: Saturday, Jan. 5

Time: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Location: 986 Wain Rd. and 1620 McTavish Rd.

Details: Tree chipping and open house at Wain Road Fire Hall. Tree collection at McTavish Fire Hall. By donation. Proceeds to CFAX’s Santa’s Anonymous. North Saanich and Sidney residents can call 250-656-1931 prior to or the day of to arrange for tree pickup with a minimum $10 donation.

Sidney Lions Club

Date: Saturday, Jan. 5

Time: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Location: Overflow parking lot at Iroquois Park in Sidney

Details: By donation.

SOOKE

B.C. Lions Society for Children with Disabilities

Date: Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 5 and 6

Time: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Location: Sooke Home Hardware

Details: By donation.

All proceeds go toward Easter Seals services and programs.

VICTORIA

B.C. Lions Society for Children with Disabilities

Date: Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 5 and 6

Time:10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Location: Fort and Foul Bay, Save-On-Foods parking lot.

Details: By donation.

All proceeds go toward Easter Seals services and programs.

Central Middle School

Date: Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 5 and 6

Time: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Location: 1280 Fort St.

Details: By donation. Sponsored by the Central Music Parents Association. All proceeds benefit the Central Music Program.

Lansdowne Middle School

Date: Sunday, Jan. 6

Time: 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Location: 1765 Lansdowne Rd., Lansdowne Middle School.

Details: By donation. Drop off your tree for chipping or your cans and bottles for recycling. Proceeds for Grade 8 Silver Team students’ year-end trip to Camp Thunderbird.

Victoria High School R&B and Concert Bands

Date: Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 12 and 13

Time: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Location: 1260 Grant Street, Victoria High School

Details: By donation. Proceeds to Victoria High School bands for career preparation trips.

VIEW ROYAL

Knights of Columbus

Date: Saturday, Jan. 5

Time:10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Location: 753 Burnside Road West, St. Joseph the Worker Parish

Details: By donation.

WEST SHORE

B.C. Lions Society for Children with Disabilities

Date: Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 5 and 6

Time: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Location: Westshore Town Centre, Langford

Details: By donation.

All proceeds go toward Easter Seals services and programs.

Colwood Volunteer Firefighters Association

Date: Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 5 and 6

Time: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Location: 3215 Metchosin Rd., Colwood Fire Station

Details: By donation. All proceeds to the Colwood Volunteer Firefighters Historical Society.

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