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Christmas Tree Recycling
Important Information
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 located at 1115 West Avon Road (south side of Avon, just west of Livernois Road) on the following dates and times only:

 Saturday, January 4, 2020 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
 Sunday, January 5, 2020 10:00 am - 4:00 pm 
 Saturday, January 11, 2020   10:00 am - 4:00 pm 
 Sunday, January 12, 2020 10:00 am - 4:00 pm 

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.
  • 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.

For more information, contact the Forestry Unit at 248.656.4673

Curbside Recycling
Under contract with the City of Rochester Hills, GFL Environmental will collect discarded Christmas trees devoid of any ropes, lights, metal, plastic or other hangers during Christmas week and the following three weeks ending on January 18th. GFL Environmental will deliver the trees they collect to a compost site rather than a landfill or disposal facility.

To have your tree picked up by GFL Environmental you must:
  • Call for a pickup just like the bulk pickup.
  • Call at least 24 hours prior to your regularly scheduled pickup date.

For more information on curbside recycling, please contact the Ordinance Department at 248.656.4615
For more information, contact Forestry Operations Manager Gerald Lee at 248.656.4673

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