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Christmas Tree Recycling Oakland County 2023 / 2024

Christmas Tree Recycling Oakland County 2023 / 2024 – SOCRRA info, and other communities in Oakland County MI that offer Christmas tree recycling or disposal. Oakland County Parks has discontinued or “suspended” its Christmas tree recycling program for 2021 and haven’t brought it back. Here is a list of communities in Oakland County that offer Christmas tree recycling or provide details regarding the disposal of Christmas trees.

All listings below are for NATURAL trees and not ARTIFICIAL trees. To save a lot of repetitive writing, you are ALWAYS asked to remove all holiday decorations, tinsel, lights, ornaments, etc from the tree before discarding it.

Oakland County Parks Christmas Tree Recycling Program

ON HIATUS – No recycling options through Oakland County Parks

Christmas Tree Recycling or Christmas Tree Disposal Options Oakland County – Other

Other Oakland County cities and townships have Christmas tree recycling through SOCRRA and through the cities and townships themselves. SOCRRA residents can bring Christmas trees, bags of leaves or brush bundles to SOCRRA Transfer station free of charge. Madison Hts Transfer Station 29470 John R (between 12 Mile and 13 Mile), Troy (995 Coolidge Hwy, Troy, MI 48084) OR Rochester Hills Compost Site (1741 School Rd, Rochester Hills, MI).

Berkley Christmas Tree RecyclingCity of Berkley Newsletter – Starting in mid-December, live trees and bagged yard waste may be dropped off at SOCRRA’s Troy recycling center, located at 995 Coolidge Hwy. No appointment is necessary for tree recycling or bagged yard waste drop-off during this period. Please contact SOCRRA at 248-288-5150 or with questions. X

Beverly Hills Christmas Tree Recycling – Per Village of Beverly Hills. Christmas tree chipping begin and last the first full 2 weeks of January. Please remove all lights, tinsel, ornaments, etc. from the trees before placing them at the curb. Please do not place trees in plastic bags. X

Birmingham Christmas Tree Recycling – Christmas trees are being collected through January 31, 2024. A separate service is used for disposal of holiday trees, so collection will not necessarily be at the same time your rubbish is picked up. The trees are ground into wood chips for recycling, so please remove all lights, ornaments, stands, etc. If you used a bag to contain the needles while removing the tree from your house, please remove it and dispose of it in your regular garbage. For more information call the Birmingham Department of Public Services DPS at 248-530-1700 or visit their monthly newsletter page. New Year’s Day Notification. X

Clawson Christmas Tree Recycling – Per City of Clawson. “As the holiday season is wrapping up, the Clawson DPW will be picking up natural Christmas trees throughout the month of January. Please place them at the curb with other waste on the regularly scheduled trash day. As a reminder, please remove all decorations (lights, ornaments, tinsel, hooks, etc.), plastic bags, and tree stands.” Please note: Christmas trees may also be taken to the SOCRRA facility at no charge. X

Ferndale Christmas Tree Recycling – Through SOCRRA the Troy Transfer Station or through regular trash schedule pickups (they accept Christmas trees). X

Hazel Park Christmas Tree Recycling – Per Hazel Park – A contractor will go thru the entire city every Wednesday as weather permits. You do not need to call for collection. Also, through SOCRRA the Troy Transfer Station or through regular trash schedule pickups (they accept Christmas trees). Same as Ferndale. X

Huntington Woods Christmas Tree Recycling – “Christmas trees will be chipped by the Department of Public Works as part of the City’s free chipping service. Christmas trees are chipped along with other chipping. Be sure all ornaments and tinsel are removed. Remove any tarp or cloth and the stand.” – Also Newsletter X

Lathrup Village MI Christmas Tree Recycling – Per Lathrup Village. Place at curb for chipping. “Christmas trees will be collected as bulk items along with regular garbage.” Also handled through SOCCRA. X

Madison Hts Christmas Tree Pick-UpPer Madison Hts Recreation Newsletter – Call 248-589-2294 for pickup or drop off services offered by Madison Hts DPS. “Continuing with our commitment to be the leader in composting and recycling, we will be collecting your Christmas trees and using our brush chippers to chip the trees into wood chips. The Program will begin Wednesday, December 27, 2023 and run through Friday, January 19, 2024.” Pickup for 2023 on normal garbage day and runs through mid-January. X

Northville Christmas Tree Recycling and Disposal – “Christmas trees, wreaths, roping and garland will be collected as trash following the Christmas holiday for a two-week period.” DPW Solid Waste Service

Novi Christmas Tree Recycling – Christmas trees will be collected from 12/26/23 through the week of 1/15/24 on your regularly scheduled trash pickup days. X – per the City of Novi.

Oak Park Christmas Tree Recycling – “Holiday trees will be collected through the 2nd week of January.” per Oak Park. X

Oxford Christmas Tree Recycling – Hosted by Oxford Twp Parks & Recreation. This is for live trees only. There is an established dropoff location at Seymour Lake Park (2795 Seymour Lake Rd, Oxford Twp, MI 48371). “All trees must be “clean,” meaning there should be NO artificial materials (tinsel, wire, plastic bags, etc.) on them. Only natural trees will be accepted. No artificial trees, please. Trees will be collected through the end of January.” X

Pleasant Ridge Christmas Tree RecyclingPer Pleasant Ridge – “Christmas trees will be picked up on Mondays with regular trash disposal. Residents can place the tree at the curb with the stump facing the street for pickup on any Monday.” If you would like your tree to be recycled you can take it to the SOCRRA recycling drop-off center located at 995 Coolidge. There is no cost to drop your tree off for recycling. X

Rochester Christmas Tree Recycling – Per City of Rochester – “The chipping of Christmas trees will begin the first week of January and will continue on a weekly basis for the month of January. Please leave the tree at the curb and remove all the garland, lights, bulbs and any other decorations. If there are any decorations on the tree, it will not be picked up. In the event of snow, the DPW will re-prioritize efforts and the service will be provided but will be delayed.” O

Rochester Hills Christmas Tree Recycling – The City of Rochester Hills will NO LONGER allow its residents to dispose of natural Christmas trees by dropping them off at the Clinton River Watershed Council. PER City of Rochester Hills. CURBSIDE RECYCLING OPTION – Under contract with the City of Rochester Hills, GFL Environmental will collect discarded Christmas trees devoid of any ropes, lights, metal, plastic or other hangers during Christmas week and the following three weeks. GFL Environmental will deliver the trees they collect to a compost site rather than a landfill or disposal facility. To have your tree picked up by GFL Environmental you must – Call for a pickup just like the bulk pickup, Call at least 24 hours prior to your regularly scheduled pickup date. For more information on curbside recycling, please contact the Ordinance Department at 248-656-4615. X

Royal Oak Christmas Tree RecyclingPer City of Royal Oak & Newsletter – “Through January 13, a private chipping contractor will collect Christmas trees for recycling on your regular trash day. Place trees separate from trash at the curb by 7a without decorations, lights, stands, and plastic bags. If residents miss curbside Christmas tree collection, they can take trees to SOCRRA, 995 Coolidge Hwy, Troy, for free disposal through March.” X

Troy Christmas Tree RecyclingPer City of Troy – Christmas trees can also be taken to SOCRRA for no charge – no appointment necessary, proof of residency required.” Call 248-524-3399 for more info. X

Village of Holly – Per Village of Holly Newsletter – “Republic (Village of Holly trash hauling service) will pick up Christmas Trees for the first 3 weeks of January” X

Wixom Christmas Tree Recycling – Per City of Wixom Newsletter – Residents may place holiday trees at the curb for trash pickup on their normal day on Wednesdays through 1/24. Please remove all decorations. If you want to recycle, bring trees free of decorations to Spurt (located behind Wixom DPR at 2041 Charms Rd) M-F from 7a-5p or call them at 248-912-4279. Another option – You can visit for local drop off locations. X

This Christmas Tree Recycling Oakland County page is intended to be used as a guide. Oakland County Moms does not endorse these events. Oakland County Moms is not responsible for changes to event descriptions, event times or details being altered without notice or cancellations.

FEATURE PHOTO CREDIT – City of Rochester Hills

More Christmas Tree Recycling Oakland County info coming as it is released.

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