Christmas time is here!

You spent all of that time decorating and lighting up your Christmas tree.

What do you do with it when the holidays are over?

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Christmas Tree Disposal in Michigan

Where To Drop Off Your Christmas In Grand Rapids

When it comes to getting rid of your Christmas tree after the holidays, there are several drop-off locations in Grand Rapids.

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"All trees collected are chipped and returned naturally to the ground," according to the GR Recycling Newsletter.

The drop-off sites are open from December 30th to January 31st.

Here are the locations you can drop the trees off:

  • Riverside Park (2001 Monroe Ave NE) - North Entrance at Boat Launch #3
  • MacKay-Jaycees Park (2531 Kalamazoo Ave SE)
  • Lincoln Park (231 Marion Ave NW) - Garfield Ave NW entrance
  • Huff Park (2286 Ball Ave NE) - Ball St Parking Lot

You can also get curbside pick up by attaching a $2.50 City bulk yard waste tag (purple tag) to the tree and placing it in the pickup area by 7 am on the regular refuse collection day.

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You can buy the bulk yard waste tags at City Hall, 300 Monroe Ave NW, in the customer service lobby. City Hall is open Monday through Friday 8 am to 5 pm. Some local stores may also have the tags in stock.

Where To Drop Off Your Christmas In East Lansing

Besides Grand Rapids, other cities are collecting Christmas trees, including East Lansing.

The City of East Lansing collects live-cut Christmas trees each winter. The trees will be chipped and used as mulch in East Lansing parks or donated to the Michigan Department of Natural Resources for use as rabbit habitats.

However, there are a few stipulations for collecting trees. All bags, holiday decor, and tree stands have been removed before recycling. Also, all trees taller than 6 feet have to be cut in half.

You can also get curbside pick-up for your tree any time between January 2nd-12th 2024.

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Here are the location drop-off sites:

  • Patriarche Park - parking lot on Alton Road
  • Emerson Park - Arbor Drive entrance
  • Henry Fine Park - parking lot on Winchester Drive
  • Valley Court Park - south of the Community Center
  • White Memorial Park - parking lot at Pebblebrook Lane

Where To Drop Off Your Christmas In Metro Detroit

When it comes to Metro Detroit, there are several places to drop off Christmas trees, depending on your county.

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Monroe County

From December 26th to January 10th, you can drop off your used Christmas trees here.

  • Carr Park, Temperance,
  • Berlin Charter Township Hall, Newport
  • Ida Township Hall, Ida
  • Monroe Charter Township Hall, Monroe
  • Kiwanis Park, Monroe; (734)-242-5800

If you want to see the other counties, you can check them out here.

You can also check out the full Michigan rundown for Christmas tree pickups here.

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