Christmas Tree Disposal Runs through January
Residents do not need to remove ornaments, tinsel, garland or other decorative items, and trees can be put to the curb with or without a tree bag.
Trees that are frozen to the ground or covered with snow will not be collected until they can be safely accessed by the driver. Large or heavy trees may have to be picked up by the bulk truck, and in those cases, trees will be collected within two days of the resident’s regular service day.
The service applies only to Christmas trees that have been used as indoor holiday décor. State law prohibits yard waste and vegetation from being disposed of in the landfill; however, the ban does not apply to Christmas trees. Artificial trees may be placed to the curb as a bulky item at any time of year.
Residents who would like to dispose of unwanted Christmas tree lights can take part in the MMWA Holiday Light Recycling Drive, which runs through Jan. 15, 2018. Lights may be dropped off at several locations throughout mid-Michigan:
Bridgeport Twp Governmental Center
6206 Dixie Highway, Bridgeport
The CAN Council
1311 N Michigan Ave, Saginaw
Kochville Twp Office
5851 Mackinaw Rd, Saginaw
Mid Michigan Waste Authority
2063 S Miller Rd, Saginaw
Richland Twp Administrative Office
1180 N Hemlock Rd, Hemlock
Saginaw Twp Dept of Public Services
4870 Shattuck Rd, Saginaw
St. Charles District Library
104 W Spruce St, St. Charles
Thomas Twp Public Safety Building
8215 Shields Dr, Saginaw
Wheeler Twp Hall
8510 E Monroe Rd, Wheeler
Zilwaukee City Administration Building
319 Tittabawassee Rd, Saginaw
The lights will be recycled by Rifkin Scrap Iron and Metal Co., which is paying a small amount per pound. Proceeds will be benefit the CAN (Child Abuse and Neglect) Council of the Great Lakes Bay Region.
For more information about Christmas tree collection or the holiday light drive, please call (989) 781-9555.