Citizens encouraged to recycle their Christmas trees Let’s Chip In Depots open December 27, 2012 - January 20, 2013
Released: 10:29 a.m.
WINNIPEG, MB - Do you have a real Christmas tree but aren't sure what to do with it once Christmas is over? Recycle it for free by taking it to one of the 11 Let's Chip In depots between Thursday, December 27, 2012, and Sunday, January 20, 2013.
Please remove all tinsel, decorations, plastic bags, and tree stands. Residents are welcome to help themselves to free wood chips, which will be available at all depots in early January (while quantities last). Remember to bring a container.
Trees placed beside recycling or garbage carts will not be collected.
Keeping Christmas trees out of our landfill means that the trees will continue to be a valuable resource. Winnipeg residents recycled 15,000 trees last season.
Charleswood Centre 24-hour access *NEW
3900 Grant Avenue southwest corner of the Safeway parking lot (along Haney Street)
Kildonan Park 7:00 a.m to 10:00 p.m.
2015 Main Street Rainbow Stage parking lot
Kilcona Park 7:30 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Lagimodiere Boulevard and McIvor Avenue in the off-leash dog park parking lot
Whittier Park 24-hour access
178 Messager Street access off St. Joseph Street
St. James Civic Centre 24-hour access
2055 Ness Avenue northwest corner parking lot
Fire Hall # 17 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
1501 Church Avenue at Sheppard Street
Vimy Arena 24-hour access
255 Hamilton Avenue, at Vimy Road
St. Vital Park 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.
190 River Road, south parking lot
Transcona 24-hour access
Chrislind Street and Ravelston Avenue
King’s Park 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.
198 King’s Drive, south parking lot
Winnipeg Soccer Complex 24-hour access
900 Waverley Street at Victor Lewis Drive
Note: The depots at Assiniboine Park Zoo and Pan Am Pool are permanently closed.
WINNIPEG, MB - The City of Winnipeg wants to remind the public there are numerous opportunities available to enjoy outdoor activities at City parks and facilities this holiday season. The City’s Parks and Open Space Division and neighbourhood community centres offer a wide range of outdoor amenities and locations for winter activities, sure to be fun for everyone.
Winter park amenities include; skating ponds at designated locations, community club skating rinks neighbourhood pleasure rinks, toboggan slides, hills and cross country ski trails.
Kildonan Park, Waterfront Drive, Bunn’s Creek Park, St. Vital Park, Crescent Drive Park and Fraser's Grove Park all have their toboggan slides open to the public.
This year, as construction is taking place at the Peguis Pavilion in Kildonan Park, the skating rink will be located next to the toboggan slides. Benches and picnic tables will be located around the rink including outdoor portable toilets in front of the Pavilion in the parking lot. Please note there will be no change facility open at Kildonan Park this year.
Warm up shelters are open for the holidays at both St. Vital Park and Harbour View Recreation Complex except Christmas day. There are over 40 pleasure skating rinks in neighbourhood parks. Please see the link below to find one near you.
This winter’s conditions have allowed our cross country ski trails to open early. Locations include; Kildonan Park, Harbour View, St. Vital Park, La Barriere Park, and Living Prairie Museum.