Christmas Tree Drop-Off Available Until January 18

If you still have your Christmas tree hanging around and are looking to get rid of it, there are a few drop-off sites available in Ann Arbor. You’ll have until January 18 to drop the dree at the select drop sites.

Still have that pesky Christmas Tree in your yard? Haven’t taken the holiday tree down just yet? The City of Ann Arbor is providing residents with four free drop-off locations for undecorated Christmas trees through Monday, January 18.

All tree stands, nails, ornaments, tinsel, and plastic must be removed before leaving the trees at the drop sites. Drop off will be permitted at these park parking lots during the hours of 6am and 10pm only.

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

The collected trees are chipped into mulch or composed. 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.

 After January 18, Christmas trees will need to be cut, bundled, and saved until the city’s compost collection services resumes in April.

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