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My Town: Time to trash the tree! Free Christmas tree recycling locations
My Town: Time to trash the tree!  Free Christmas tree recycling locations

Christmas is over, which means it’s time to trash the tree.

Many municipalities are offering free tree recycling services to residents with a natural tree.  Some communities are planning to put the trees through a chipper and use the remnants to cover park trails and other green spaces.  Here is the schedule for live tree drop-offs:

Ada Township (Through Jan. 12)

  • Ada Township Park, from 7:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.


Alpine Township (Through Jan. 31)

  • Behind Township Hall, 5255 Alpine Ave. NW


Cannon Township (Through Jan. 10)

  • West side of the township building; RHS Honor Society will help unload trees Jan. 10 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. (donations encouraged)


Courtland Township (Through Jan. 31)

  • Fire Station #1 on 14 Mile Road


East Grand Rapids (Through Jan. 16)

  • Curbside pickup


Grand Rapids (Through Jan. 26)

  • Riverside Park north entrance, 2001 Monroe Ave. NE
  • Jaycee McKay Family Park, 2531 Kalamazoo Ave. SE
  • Lincoln Park, 398 Garfield Ave. NW
  • Huff Park, 2286 Ball Ave. NE



  • Public Works Building -  4095 White Street  (Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.)


Greenville (through Jan. 19)

  • Pickup; place tree curbside before 7 a.m.


Holland (Through Jan. 23)

  • Bouws Pool parking lot off 16th Street
  • Curbside pickup available for refuse and recycling customers through Jan. 10


Kalamazoo (Through Jan. 31)

  • Bank Street Market parking lot


Kentwood (Through Jan. 31)

  • Department of Public Works Transfer Site, 5068 Breton Road (Open 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily)



  • Curbside pickup on trash pickup day; place two blue plastic bags on tree
  • Drop off  at Wittenbach/Wege Agriscience Center until 12 p.m. Jan. 11.



  • Public Works Garage, 4976 Bowen Street


Muskegon (Through Jan. 30)

  • Curbside pickup


Plainfield Township (Through Jan. 31)

  • Versluis Park- 3650 Versluis Park NE


Rockford (No deadline)

  • Curbside pickup; if not picked up within a week, call (616) 866-1537


Sparta (Through Feb. 28)

  • Behind the Department of Public Works garage, 276 W. Division


Walker (Through Jan. 24)

  • City Hall-  4243 Remembrance Road NW                                                                                              
  • Walker Community Park- 650 Cummings NW
  • Fire Station #3 – 1470 Three Mile Road NW


Wyoming (Jan. 10 only)

  • Public Works Building, 2660 Burlingame Ave. SW (8 a.m. to 5 p.m.)


Zeeland (Saturday, Jan. 10, 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.)

  • Riley Street Brush Drop-off Facility (Riley between Centennial and Fairview)