Hills offers Christmas tree disposal options

Residents of Rochester Hills may dispose of natural Christmas trees by dropping them off at the Clinton River Watershed Council (formerly the Environmental Education Center) on Saturday, Dec. 31 and Jan. 7, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m., and Sunday, Jan. 1 and 8 from noon to 4 p.m.

The Clinton River Watershed Council is located at 1115 W. Avon Road, just east of city hall.

Residents may drop off only during the dates and times specified and only designated area. Any other disposal at or near the designated site will constitute improper disposal and is 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, such as lights and wires, ornaments, rope, garland, stands and braces, bagging, etc., must be removed before drop off. Volunteers will inspect trees for compliance.

In addition, Allied Waste Services will collect discarded Christmas trees for composting 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.  These trees must also have all ornamentation removed.

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