Where to Recycle Your Christmas Tree
Here's information for Rochester and Rochester Hills residents on leaving your tree at the curb and dropping it off for composting.
The Department of Public Works will pick up your tree if you leave it by the curb with your regular trash starting Jan. 2. Do not leave your trees in the plastic bags at the street.
After the holidays, Christmas tree brush chipping services will take place on the Monday and Tuesdays of each week through Jan. 28, after which time residents will have to hold the tree until spring when regular brush chipping resumes or bring it to the Department of Public Works.
In Rochester Hills
Rochester Hills residents can leave their trees at the curb for Republic Services to pick up this week and for the next two weeks. The trees will be taken to a compost site, not the landfill. Trees measuring greater than 6 feet tall must be cut in half prior to placement at curbside.
Residents can also dispose of natural Christmas trees by dropping them off at the Clinton River Watershed Council, 1115 W. Avon Road, on the following dates and times ONLY:
- Saturday, Dec. 29
- Sunday, Dec. 30
- Saturday, Jan. 5
- Sunday, Jan. 6
Christmas trees will be accepted subject to the following conditions. No exceptions to thesec onditions will be made.
- Trees shall be dropped off at the designated area only. Any other disposal, at or near the designated site, will constitute improper disposal and violators will be subject to ticketing.
- Only natural Christmas trees will be accepted. No mass or commercial disposal permitted. No disposal of any other materials, natural or artificial, is permitted.
- All non-woody material, e.g., lights and wires, ornaments, rope, garland, stands and braces, bagging, etc., must be removed before drop-off.
- Volunteers will inspect trees for compliance with this order before accepting them for disposal. Trees or other matter that do not meet the restrictions will not be accepted.