Christmas Tree Recycling

The City of Rochester Hills will once again allow its residents to dispose of natural Christmas trees by dropping them off at the Clinton River Watershed Council on the following dates and times ONLY:

  • Saturday, January 9, 2021, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, January 10, 2021, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Clinton River Watershed Council is located at 1115 W. Avon Road (south side of Avon, just west of Livernois Road).

Christmas trees will be accepted subject to ALL of the following conditions.  No exceptions to these conditions will be made.

  • Residents of Rochester Hills may drop off trees during the announced days and hours only.
  • Trees shall be dropped off at the designated area only.  Any other disposal, at or near the designated site, will constitute improper disposal and violators will be subject to ticketing.
  • Only natural Christmas trees will be accepted.  No mass or commercial disposal is permitted.  No disposal of any other materials, natural or artificial, is permitted.
  • All non-woody material, e.g., lights and wires, ornaments, rope, garland, stands and braces, bagging, etc., must be removed before drop off.

Under contract with the City of Rochester Hills, Green For Life (GFL) Environmental will collect discarded Christmas trees, which are devoid of any ropes, lights, metal, plastic, or other hangers, during Christmas week and the following three weeks. Trees measuring greater than six feet tall must be cut in half prior to placement at curbside. GFL will deliver the trees they collect to a compost site rather than a landfill or disposal facility.

If you have questions regarding the Christmas Tree Recycling Program, please contact Matt Einheuser, Natural Resources Manager at 248-656-4673.  

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