Once again this year, the 1st Airdrie Beavers, Cubs, Scouts, and Vents are holding their 6th annual community Tree Cycling Project.

Rob Noble, a scouter for the group is super excited to host this event once again.

"We put together this program to go collect the Christmas trees, it's a free service that some people have been very kind to donate to us over the years, and it continues to help support our adventures. It's overall been a win-win for the group and for people that don't want to get their car full of pine needles."

Noble does ask that if people want them to pick up the trees - that the Christmas trees should be left outside with all the Christmas decorations taken off.

"The kids are out there working towards their top section badges, which are some type of recognition they can get from all the community service they provide."

For every tree they pick up, they get a donation of trees from the Water Valley Nursery. In the springtime, they do a community cleanup and plant the trees in various communities (of course with the permission of the city).

The scouts will be out and about on December 28, 30, and 31 and on January 4, 7 and 8.

To sign up for the group to pick up your real Christmas tree, visit their website to sign up. 

With Christmas behind us, here are some Christmas items the City of Airdrie Recycling Depot will and will not take.

Some items not allowed:

  • Ribbons
  • Tinsel
  • Shiny wrapping paper
  • Fake Christmas trees

Some Christmas items that are allowed include:

  • Regular wrapping paper
  • cardboard
  • Clean white tape-free styrofoam
  • Real Christmas trees with all the decorations off from December 28 until January 29

If you are looking to clean up your recycling after the Christmas celebrations their holiday hours of operation are as follows: 

Dec 24, 2022:

9 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Dec 25, 2022:


Dec 26, 2022:


Dec 27, 2022:


Dec 28, 2022:

9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Dec 29, 2022:

9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Dec 30, 2022:

9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Dec 31, 2022:

9 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Jan 1, 2023:


Jan 2, 2023:


Jan 3, 2023:


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