Civic Services Holiday Closures

Civic Services Holiday Closures

Richmond civic services holiday closures

Richmond Civic Services will be closed from Saturday, December 23, 2023 to Monday, January 1, 2024 and will reopen on Tuesday, January 2, 2024 at 8:15am.

Civic services

While City Hall is closed, many services are also accessible 24/7 through the City of Richmond’s website at These online services include a variety of transactions, interactive tools and data searches. In addition, most information, forms, bulletins and flyers are also available on the website.

City operations such as parks, recreation, cultural centres and the Works Yard will continue during most of the holidays.

Things to do this winter break

The holidays are an ideal time to visit arts, cultural and heritage venues or spend time outside at one of Richmond’s many parks. 

For a list of activities in Richmond over the winter break, visit

Program registration is still available in-person through City Community Facilities or through


For emergencies such as broken water mains, sewer problems, downed trees on roads, traffic lights out or other problems of this nature, please call the City’s 24-hour Emergency Line at 604 270-8721.

You can also stay updated by following the City on social media:

Richmond Recycling Depot

The Recycling Depot will be closed on December 25 and 26, 2023 and January 1, 2024.

Garbage and recycling collection
Important holiday collection reminder—residents with City Blue Box, Green Cart and Garbage Cart collection will be two days later than usual for the week of December 25 to 29 due to Christmas Day and Boxing Day, and one day later than usual the week of January 1 to 5 due to New Year's Day. Centralized Blue Cart collection will not be affected and occur on your normal pick up day.

To check your collection day:

  • Use the Richmond Recycling app available for FREE at the Apple and Android app stores
  • View Richmond's Collection Schedule.

Christmas tree recycling

There are several ways to recycle Christmas trees:

  • Drop off at Richmond Recycling Depot, 5555 Lynas Lane. Visit for operating hours
  • Drop off at Ecowaste Industries, 15111 Williams Road. Call 604-277-1410 or visit for operating hours.
  • Residents with curbside Green Cart collection can cut up and bundle their tree and place it at the curbside for collection on their regular collection day. Please cut and bundle the tree to a maximum size of 3 feet x 2 feet. Branches must be less than 4 inches in diameter and all decorations must be removed prior to bundling to ensure collection.
  • Support Richmond Firefighters Association - IAFF Local 1286 while giving your tree back to nature. The annual Christmas Tree Chipping event will take place on Saturday, January 6 and Sunday, January 7 from 9:00am to 4:00pm in the parking lot at Garry Point Park, 12011 7th Avenue. Donations are welcome to support Richmond Firefighters Association's charities.

Winter Weather

For updates and information on winter weather impacts, the City’s response plans and preparedness tips, visit