Rochester Hills on Christmas Tree Recycling

Rochester Hills, Michigan-The City of Rochester Hills will once again allow residents to dispose of natural Christmas trees by dropping them off at the Clinton River Watershed Council (formerly the Environmental Education Center) on the following dates and times ONLY:

            Saturday, December 31, 2011             10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

            Sunday, January 1, 2012                     12 noon – 4 p.m.

            Saturday, January 7, 2012                   10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

            Sunday, January 8, 2012                     12 noon – 4 p.m.

The 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 the following conditions:


•           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.

•           Volunteers will inspect trees for compliance with this order before accepting them for disposal.  Trees or other matter that do not meet the restrictions will not be accepted.

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

For additional information, please contact Gerald Lee, Forestry Operations Manager at 248 656-4673.

Established in 1984, the City of Rochester Hills is a prosperous community offering residents and businesses superior services. Voted one of the top places to live by several sources including CNN Money magazine and, Rochester Hills is committed to sustaining its position among the nation’s preeminent places to live, work and raise a family. Through the city’s focus on health, education and technology, the community continues to attract forward-thinking leaders and businesses.

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