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City of Mississauga Converts Christmas Trees into Woodchips

Jan 05, 2009

The City of Mississauga's Parks and Forestry unit is holding its first tree chipping event for residents to convert Christmas trees into wood chips for use in gardens or composters.

What:
Tree Chipping Event
Residents can bring their old Christmas trees to one of three locations to be chipped and then take home the wood chips. Prior to being chipped, Christmas trees must have all decorations removed including ornaments, tinsel and wires. All remaining wood chips will be used by the City's Parks and Forestry unit.

Regular Christmas tree collection is also in effect the week of January 12 on regular collection days.

Event Details:

  • Enjoy hot chocolate and a bonfire.
  • Members of the City of Mississauga's Parks and Forestry unit and the Peel Region's Public Works Education and Outreach division will be on hand to answer questions and provide tips on tree health, composting and the organics program.
  • Trees can also be dropped off ahead of time on Friday, January 9th or Saturday, January 10th, 2009 in the designated tree area at each event site.

When:
Sunday, January 11, 2009
Noon to 4 p.m.

Where: Three tree chipping sites available:
Malton Community Centre
3540 Morning Star Drive
(Goreway Drive and Morning Star Drive)

Huron Park Recreation Centre

830 Paisley Boulevard
(Mavis Road and Dundas Street West)

Meadowvale Community Centre
6655 Glen Erin Drive
(Glen Erin Drive and Battleford Road)

For more information on the City of Mississauga's Tree Chipping Event, call 905-615-4100.

Mississauga is Canada's sixth largest city with a population of more than 700,000. With well-established infrastructure and state of the art facilities, the City is considered to be an employer of choice, delivering quality municipal programs and services to its citizens. Mississauga is a dynamic, diverse and progressive municipality, known for its economic strength and for being Canada's safest city.

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Media Contact:
Laurel Schut
Manager, Corporate Communications (A)
Phone: 905-615-3200 x5832
TTY:    905-896-5151
Email:   laurel.schut@mississauga.ca


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