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Ann Arbor Municipal Offices Closed Jan. 15 for Martin Luther King Jr. Day; Curbside Services Unaffected by Holiday; Christmas Tree Drop Off Ending Jan. 15

Archived News Release: January 8, 2024 - ​City of Ann Arbor municipal offices, including the customer service center at Larcom City Hall and the 15th Judicial District Court, will be closed for Martin Luther King Jr. Day Monday, Jan. 15, 2024. Trash and recycling curbside collections will be performed on their regularly scheduled days, and safety services and utility operations will maintain 24-hour schedules throughout.​

Chr​istmas Tree Disposal

Christmas trees cannot be discarded on the street or left out at curbs. The City of Ann Arbor provides residents with four free drop-off locations for undecorated Christmas trees through Monday, Jan. 15, 2024. All tree stands, nails, ornaments, tinsel and plastic must be removed before leaving trees at these sites. Drop off will be permitted at these park parking lots during the hours of 6 a.m.–10 p.m. only:​

  • Bicentennial Park (Southeast Area Park) located on Ellsworth at Platt. Trees may be left at the dirt lot north of the basketball courts.

  • West Park parking lot off Chapin near West Huron Street.

  • Gallup Boat Launch parking lot (not the Gallup Livery) , entrance on the southeast side of Geddes Road, East of Huron Parkway. 

  • Olson Park parkin g lot, 1515 Dhu Varren Road, near Pontiac Trail.

The collected trees 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 in the trash.  

After Jan. 15, trees must be stored away; or branches less than 6 inches in diameter can be cut and placed in compost carts for monthly winter compost service ( or saved for regular curbside compost service ( which resumes in April 2024. 

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Media Contact Information

Robert Kellar
Communications Specialist
734.794.6000 ext. 41524
[email protected]

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