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Christmas Tree Drop Off

Once the gifts are opened and the parties are over…it’s sadly time for the Christmas tree to move on! To help you, the City of Saint John offers a convenient and free Christmas Tree Drop Off Program at various locations across the city. There’s a visible, designated drop off area at each location, and sites will be plowed and maintained for the safety of the public and workers.

During the first two weeks of the new year, from New Year’s Day on, you may drop your tree off at:

Charles Gorman Arena – 80 University Avenue, North. 

Crescent Valley - Between 30 and 38 Taylor Avenue, North. 

Peter Murray Arena – 711 Dever Road, West. 

Hilton Belyea Arena – 390 Lowell Street, West. 

Forest Hills Ball Field – 651 Westmorland Road, East. 

**Old Sugar Refinery – 330 Charlotte Street, South/Central Peninsula, at the very end of Charlotte Street and Vulcan Street.

**Trees are not to be deposited at the Bulk Terminal Truck Entrance or any other location on Port Saint John property. 

  • If you are unable to drop off your Christmas Tree to a designated site, you may use your compost cart, if you follow proper procedure. First, remove ALL decorations and trim.
  • Then de-limb the tree and cut up the trunk and branches into manageable blocks (must be no longer than 4 feet and must be smaller than the diameter of a wrist). 
  • Then place the blocks and branches in your compost cart for removal on your regular compost collection day.