Do you have an artificial Christmas tree or real Christmas tree to dispose of?  Once artificial Christmas trees have outlived their usefulness and cannot be donated for reuse, they must be thrown away.  They are non-recyclable and non-biodegradable.

Once undecorated and free of any plastics (do not bag your tree), metals, and other non-organic materials, real Christmas trees may be recycled or “treecycled” at any of the following locations:

(Last updated Dec. 2019)

 

Ada Village & Township – Residents may drop off trees or wreaths in the rear parking lot at Ada Township Park, 1180 Buttrick Ave, Dec 26-Jan 13, 7:30 AM-8:00 PM.  616.676.9191

Algoma Township – No recycling program available.  See Other Options section.

Alpine Township – Residents may drop off trees in the west side of the parking lot at 5255 Alpine Ave NW, Comstock Park until third or fourth week in January. Open drop-off hours. 616.784.1262

Bowne Township – No recycling program available.  See Other Options section.

Byron Township – No recycling program available.  See Other Options section.

Caledonia Village – Residents may place trees on the curb for pickup and chipping. If Christmas tree is greater than 8 ft. place cut in half. 616.891.9384

Caledonia Charter Township – No recycling program available.  See Other Options section.

Cannon Township – Residents may place trees in a large dumpster in the parking lot at Cannon Township offices between Dec 31 and Jan 17.  616.884.2206

Cascade Charter Township – Residents may drop off trees behind the Buttrick Fire Station (Buttrick & 30th St) between Dec 26 and Jan 7.  616.949.1500

Casnovia Village – No recycling program available.  See Other Options section.

Cedar Springs Village – No recycling program available.  See Other Options section.

Courtland Township – Residents may drop off trees at the Fire Station, 7480 Fourteen Mile Rd, until the end January. Open drop-off hours. 616.866.0622

East Grand Rapids – Residents may place trees on the curb for collection starting on Monday in the first full week of January through Friday of the second full week of January.  616.949.2110

Gaines Township – No recycling program available.  See Other Options section.

Grand Rapids – Residents may drop off trees for the month of January between 7 AM and 7 PM on Monday -Sunday at the following locations: Riverside Park (2001 Monroe Ave NE, north entrance), Huff Park (2399 Ball Ave NE), MacKay-Jaycee Park (2531 Kalamazoo Ave SE), and Lincoln Park (1120 Bridge St NW). Residents may also use the curbside yard-waste tag system for their live Christmas Trees on their regular refuse day (multiple shifts of pick-up so it may not be collected at the same time as your trash). 616.456.3000

Grand Rapids Charter Township – No recycling program available.  See Other Options section.

Grandville – Residents may drop trees off at the Public Works building, 4095 White Street, Monday through Friday, 8:30 AM – 3:30 PM any time of the year.  616.531.3030

Grattan Township – No recycling program available.  See Other Options section.

Kentwood – Residents may drop off trees from December 26 through January 31 at Kentwood Department of Public Works, 5068 Breton SE between 7:30 AM and 4:00 PM.  616.698.9610

Kent City – Residents may place trees (stump out towards the street) on the curb from Dec. 30 through Jan. 14 for collection and burning.  616.678.7232

Lowell Charter Township – No recycling program available.  See Other Options section.

Lowell – No recycling program available.  See Other Options section.

Nelson Township – No recycling program available.  See Other Options section.

Oakfield Township – No recycling program available.  See Other Options section.

Plainfield Charter Township – Residents may drop off trees during park hours at Versluis park, 3650 Versluis Park NE, starting Dec. 26  until the end of January between sunrise and sunset.  616.364.8466

Rockford – Residents may place trees on the curb from December 30 through the end of January for collection and chipping.  616.866.1537

Sand Lake Village – No recycling program available.  See Other Options section.

Solon Township – No recycling program available.  See Other Options section.

Sparta Township – No recycling program available.  See Other Options section.

Sparta Village – Residents may drop off trees behind the Department of Public Works Building, 276 W Division St, starting Dec. 30 through the end of April. Open drop-off hours. 616.887.8251

Spencer Township – No recycling program available.  See Other Options section.

Tyrone Township – No recycling program available.  See Other Options section.

Vergennes Township – No recycling program available.  See Other Options section.

Walker – Residents may drop off trees at Walker City Hall (4243 Remembrance Rd NW), Walker Community Park (650 Cummings NW) or Walker Fire Station #3 (1470 Three Mile Rd NW) between Dec 26 and the third Saturday in Jan.  616.453.6311

Wyoming – Residents may drop off trees at the Wyoming Public Works Facility, 2660 Burlingame Ave SW, on Saturdays Dec. 28, 2019 and Jan. 4, 2020 from 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM. 616.530.7262

 

Other Options

Visit www.ReImagineTrash.org/material/yard-waste or http://www.ReimagineTrash.org/material/pallets-wood/.

Contact your waste hauler service provider to see if they offer any Christmas Tree disposal services

Contact Cannonsburg Wood Products at 616.866.4459 or Kamps at 616.818.4260.  Fees may apply.

Know of a location that isn’t listed here? Let us know! Email recycle@kentcountymi.gov or call 616.632.7920.