The Surrey Fire Fighters annual tree chip will take place on January 6, 2018. (@SFFCharitable / Twitter)

LIST: Surrey’s upcoming Christmas tree chipping fundraisers, bottle drives

Chip-in for community causes this new year and recycle your tree, bottles

Looking for an inexpensive, convenient and environmentally friendly way to clear out your Christmas tree?

There are plenty of local tree-chipping fundraisers where you can take your tree and, as a bonus, help raise money for community organizations. Many of the events will also be collecting bottles, so it’s also a way to sort out all of the recycling left over from the holiday season.

Please note that you should make sure to remove wires, decorations and tree stands from your tree before taking it to any tree-chipping fundraiser.

North Surrey Secondary

Come on up to North Surrey Secondary School’s dry grad fundraiser on Jan. 6 and 7 to chip your tree and recycle any bottles leftover from holiday celebrations. Donations will go towards organizing a fun and entertaining, drug and alcohol free grad celebration.

When: Saturday, Jan. 6 and Sunday, Jan. 7 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Where: North Surrey Secondary School, 15945 96 Ave.

Cost: By donation

Surrey Fire Fighters

Every year, more than 45 firefighters volunteer to help locals remove trees from their vehicles and toss them in the chipper. Donations benefit the Surrey Fire Fighter’s youth and family programs.

When: Saturday, Jan. 6, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Where: Newton Athletic Park, 7395 128 St., or Guildford Town Centre, 10355 152 St.

Cost: By donation

Cloverdale Catholic School

Annual Christmas tree chipping fundraiser. All proceeds go to Cloverdale Catholic School.

When: Jan. 13, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Where: Precious Blood Parish Centre, 17475 59 Ave.

Cost: Minimum $5 donation

Lord Tweedsmuir Secondary

Lord Tweedsmuir Secondary will be hosting their annual tree chipping and bottle drive fundraiser again this year, as they have done for more than 25 years. All proceeds will go towards the LTSS music department to help fund the senior students’ band trip to Hawaii and the junior students’ band trip to Santa Clara.

When: Saturday, Jan. 6, and Sunday, Jan. 7, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Where: Lord Tweedsmuir Secondary, 6151 180 St.

Cost: By donation

Clayton Heights Secondary

Clayton Heights Secondary will be hosting their annual tree chipping and bottle drive fundraiser again this year, with all proceeds going towards Dry Grad.

When: Saturday, Jan. 6, and Sunday, Jan. 7, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Where: Clayton Heights Secondary, 7003 188 St.

Cost: By donation

Fraser Heights Secondary School

Fraser Heights Secondary will host their bottle drive and tree chipping fundraiser on Jan. 7.

When: Sunday, Jan. 7, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Where: Fraser Heights Secondary, 16060 108 Ave.

Cost: By donation

11th Central Surrey Scout Group

The 11th Central Surrey Scout Group is holding a Christmas tree chipping and bottle drive fundraiser at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints on Saturday, Jan. 6.

When: Saturday, Jan. 6, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Where: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 10122 140th Street

Cost: By donation

Ride 2 Survive

Bring your Christmas tree to Willowbrook Shopping Centre on Jan. 6 and 7 and support Ride 2 Survive, one of the Canadian Cancer Society’s largest independent fundraising drives.

When: Saturday, Jan. 6, and Sunday, Jan. 7, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Where: Willowbrook Shopping Centre, 19705 Fraser Hwy

Cost: By donation

Know of a tree chip or a holiday bottle drive in Surrey that’s not on this list? Send the details to

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

Just Posted

VIDEO: Surrey girls donate hair, give hope through Wigs for Kids

Emotional event at Coyote Creek Elementary saw 10 girls donate locks to those with cancer

Historic farm time travels to 1900

Demonstrations to show life in Surrey

Choices Lottery home located in White Rock

The 3,672 square-foot, three-level home, located at 1502 Bishop Road, has ocean views.

Pedestrian in critical condition after South Surrey crash identified

RCMP said they have been in contact with the woman’s family

Rescue boat theft marks third in 3 years for Agassiz-based SAR team

Eight-metre Spirit of Harrison rescue vessel was stolen Friday night, found Saturday morning

Couple keeps South Surrey neighbourhood clean

Bob Cockerill, 83, and his wife Ev, 80, pick up garbage on their morning walks

4 facts to ring in St. Patrick’s Day

What do you really know about the Irish celebration?

Experts urging caution as rabbits die by the hundreds in B.C. city

Province of B.C. confirms more positive tests for rabbit haemorrhagic disease

Federal government seeks public feedback on pedestrian safety

What safety measures do you think need to improved for pedestrians and cyclists?

Search continues for 10-year-old Montreal boy missing since Monday

Montreal police said they are exploring every possibility in search for Ariel Jeffrey Kouakou

Airline passenger-rights bill claws back protections for travellers: Advocate

Bill C-49 would double tarmac delays, scrap compensation for flights affected by mechanical failures

Canadian research vessel to explore 19th Century shipwrecks

Commissioned this week in Victoria, the RV David Thompson is Parks Canada’s newest vessel

VIDEO: ‘New wave’ of anti-pipeline protests return to Trans Mountain facility

About 100 demonstrators with Protect the Inlet marched to the Burnaby terminal Saturday

B.C. man to plead guilty in connection with hit-and-run that killed teen

Jason Gourlay charged with failure to stop at the scene of accident, attempting to obstruct justice

Most Read