Christmas Tree Drop-off This Weekend
Prince George, B.C. – Those Looking for a way to get rid of their Christmas trees are in luck.
The Prince George Central Lions Club will once again be taking them off your hands by donation inside the CN Centre parking lot this Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
It’s about the 10th year the Central Lions Club have been providing the service (prior to that they picked them up door-to-door in the bowl area) with all proceeds going to help-out low-income families in the city.
“Families that need help with hospital visits down to Vancouver,” says secretary Tony Herba. “We also provide money for eye glasses and hearing aids and wheelchairs for the disabled.”
He estimates they usually receive “just over 100 trees” over the two-days and notes the chilly forecast doesn’t have him too concerned.
“No, we’ve been out there before in the cold. I’ve got a fur hat and a really warm jacket.”
Herba says the city will dispose of the trees with its chipping machine on Monday.
“They go to our pile and spend most of the day there and it’s usually all chipped by the time the day’s over.”
For those living outside city limits and unable to make it to CN Centre – Christmas trees can also be composted at the Foothills Landfill.
Tree branches up to three inches in diameter will be accepted.
I remember being a kid living on a farm outside Dawson Creek, all the neighbours would bring their Christmas trees over for a big bonfire and play hockey on the dugout. The good ‘ol days.
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