City Schedule for Jan. 21 Martin Luther King Jr. Day + Christmas Tree Disposal Details

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January 10, 2019 - ​Ann Arbor's municipal offices, including the customer service center at Larcom City Hall and the 15th Judicial District Court, will be closed in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Monday, Jan. 21, 2019. Ann Arbor's trash and recycling collection programs will not be affected and curbside service will be performed on their regularly scheduled days. Safety services and utility operations will maintain 24-hour schedules throughout. ​

Christmas Tree Disposal

Christmas trees cannot be discarded on the street or left out at curbs. The City of Ann Arbor instead provides residents with four free drop-off locations for undecorated Christmas trees through Thursday, Jan. 31, 2019. 

Drop off will be permitted at the below park parking lots during the hours of 6 a.m.–10 p.m. only. All tree stands, nails, ornaments, tinsel and plastic must be removed before dropping off trees. The collected trees will be chipped on a regular basis at the park sites.

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

  • Gallup boat launch parking lot, use entrance on the southeast side of Geddes Road, east of Huron Parkway.

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

  • Southeast Area Park parking lot, on the east side of the park.

All drop-off locations will be closed after Jan. 31, 2019. After this point, Christmas trees must be cut, bundled and saved until the city's compost collection service resumes in April.​

Ann Arbor​​ Parks and Recreation

Join Ann Arbor Parks and Recreation on Monday, Jan. 21 for several activities in the Ann Arbor parks.

  • Veterans Memorial Park Indoor Ice Arena (2150 Jackson Ave., has open skating 11:10 a.m.–1:10 p.m. and 3–4 p.m. Simultaneously, the city's volunteer and outreach program, GIVE 365, will host a Winter Wonderland event 11:10–1:10 p.m. ( Guests can enjoy skating and fun and games on and off the ice. General admission rates apply.

  • Buhr Park Outdoor Ice Arena (2751 Packard Road, will host public skating in its open-air rink noon–2 p.m. Skate rentals are available in the heated lobby.

  • Natural Area Preservation (NAP, is offering a stewardship workday Monday, Jan. 21 in observance of the Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service national event. Volunteers will gather at Barton Nature Area 1–3 p.m. to help improve these wetlands and create habitat for turtles. Meet at the Barton Dam parking lot off Huron River Drive. Please dress in layers and wear shoes suitable for snow or wet ground. All participants must complete a release form, and all minors should be accompanied by a guardian. Tools, snacks and know-how provided.

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Contact Information

Robert Kellar
Communications Specialist
734.794.6000, ext. 41524

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