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Free Christmas Tree Drop Off

This holiday season it is important to remember that Christmas trees cannot be discarded in front of the house or on the street. That is why The City ​of Ann Arbor provides four free drop off locations for undecorated Christmas trees from Dec. 15, 2013 through Jan. 31, 2014. shutterstock_157558754 [Converted].jpg

1. Parking lot adjacent to the Drop-Off Station at 2950 E. Ellsworth near Platt Road is available for 24/7 holiday evergreen tree drop off.

Three park locations are available during normal park visitation hours from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. The collected trees will be chipped on a weekly basis at the park sites. The park locations for Christmas tree drop-offs are:

2. ​West Park parking lot off Chapin near W. Huron

3. Gallup Boat Launch parking lot, entrance on the S.E side of Geddes Road, East of Huron Parkway. 

4. Olson Park parking lot, 1515 Dhu Varren Road, near Pontiac Trail

All tree stands, nails, ornaments, tinsel and plastic bags must be removed from the trees and discarded. The collected evergreens are chipped into mulch or composted.  Any metal, glass or plastic ornaments left on the tree can ruin the processing equipment, harm the operators, and spoil the landscaping mulch.  Since wreaths and evergreen roping are generally made with wire or plastic backing, these items should be placed inside trash carts. 

On February 1st  all drop-off locations will be closed and holiday evergreen trees must be cut, bundled and saved until the city's compost collection service resumes on Monday, March 31st or be delivered to the Drop-Off Station, 2950 E. Ellsworth during normal operating hours, 8:30 a.m. to 6:30  p.m., Tuesday and Thursday, and 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday. Ann Arbor residents may deliver their trees at no charge; others without a proof of residency will be assessed a small fee.​​​


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