Don't throw out that Christmas tree, the NCC wants it

By Joanne Laucius, Ottawa Sun, December 29, 2018

The NCC uses hundreds of unsold Christmas trees as windbreaks and borders on the Rideau Canal. Now the skateway crew is asking Ottawa residents to consider recycling their Christmas trees instead of bringing them to the curb.

In a tweet, the NCC asked residents to recycle their trees by bringing them to a dropoff location on Colonel By Drive, just west of the Bronson Avenue Bridge. Most of the conifers used on the skateway are unsold trees from tree merchants — about 1,500 of them every year.

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