SOUTHFIELD (WWJ) – If you’re anxious to take down your Christmas decorations already, Oakland County is offering a place to toss your tree.

The county’s parks and recreation department has 11 park locations to recycle Christmas trees free of charge. Tree recycling takes place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Dec. 26 through Jan. 13

All decorations, plastic, tinsel and wire must be removed from trees prior to arrival. Large quantities from commercial lots will not be accepted. The program is self-service; assistance in removing trees from vehicles is unavailable.

The parks system processes the trees to make compost and wood chips, which will be available to the public in 2013, free of charge. For more information, contact 248-858-0906.

Christmas Tree Recycling Locations

  • Addison Oaks
    1480 West Romeo Road
    Leonard, Michigan
  • Catalpa Oaks
    27725 Greenfield Road
    Southfield, Michigan
  • Glen Oaks Golf Course
    30500 13 Mile Road
    Farmington Hills, Michigan
  • Groveland Oaks
    14555 Dixie Highway
    Holly, Michigan
  • Independence Oaks
    9501 Sashabaw Road
    Clarkston, Michigan
  • Lyon Oaks
    52221 Pontiac Trail
    Wixom, Michigan
  • Orion Oaks
    2301 W. Clarkston Road
    Lake Orion, Michigan
  • Red Oaks Golf Course
    29600 John R
    Madison Heights, Michigan
  • Springfield Oaks
    12451 Andersonville Road
    Davisburg, Michigan
  • Waterford Oaks
    2800 Watkins Lake Road
    Waterford, Michigan
  • White Lake Oaks Golf Course
    991 N Williams Lake Road
    White Lake, Michigan

Independence Oaks and Orion Oaks county parks will have extended Christmas tree recycling from Dec. 26 through Jan. 27.


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