Chipping Program

Chipping Program

Each year the Town operates two chipping programs - one in Spring and one in the Fall, and runs for approximately 6 weeks.

FALL Chipping 2023

  • Residents EAST of Memorial Ave - starts 8am on October 10
  • Residents WEST of Memorial Ave - starts 8am on November 1

Follow the guidelines below for a smooth pickup noting that the chipper will only travel down each street ONCE so make sure you don’t miss out! (Program will run for approximately 6 weeks.)


  • ONE pile per property
  • Small trees, branches, woody shrub materials
  • Maximum pile of 8ft x 8ft x 5ft high
  • Wood under 4 inches in diameter
  • Neatly stacked at the roadside with butt ends facing the same direction
  • Grass clippings, leaves, soft plant materials (eg. flowers)
  • Piles in excess of 8ft x 8ft x 5ft high
  • Piles with gravel, dirt, or roots covered with dirt
  • Wood in excess of 4 inches in diameter
Chipping Program Yes & No1 What If I have Larger Volumes of Waste?
Larger volumes and/or sizes of wood material may be taken to the Regional District of Nanaimo Transfer Station located at 860 Church Road, Parksville. Telephone 250-248-5254 for rates and further information.
Where do the Collected Branches Go?
All collected material is transported to a local compost company 'The Earthbank' where it is chipped and used for compost. Products can be purchased from The Earthbank by the general public.
More information
View the Wood Chipping Policy here.

Phone: 250-752-6921

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