Port Alberni Fire Department firefighters and city workers will volunteer their time again at the KidSport Tree Recycling depot, Jan. 5-6, 2018. SUSAN QUINN PHOTO

Port Alberni Fire Department firefighters and city workers will volunteer their time again at the KidSport Tree Recycling depot, Jan. 5-6, 2018. SUSAN QUINN PHOTO

City of Port Alberni offers Christmas tree recycling

Tree chipping service is a fundraiser for KidSport Alberni

The City of Port Alberni will once again be offering a way for people to recycle their real Christmas trees after the holidays.

On Saturday, Jan. 5 and Sunday, Jan. 6, take your tree to the back parking lot behind the Echo Centre (entrance off of 10th Avenue) between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m., where it will be chipped and mulched. The chipped and mulched material will be used in the city’s composting program.

Drop-offs are by donation, with proceeds going to the Port Alberni KidSport chapter. KidSport helps to pay registration fees for children unable to afford the cost of organized sports. KidSport raised $1,500 with tree chipping in 2017.