Ann Arbor Halloween Candy Buy Back Programs

2019 Ann Arbor Halloween Candy Buy Back Programs

Do you end up with too much Halloween candy in your house? Some years my daughter has collected too much candy. Other years it’s been rainy and we had less trick or treaters than expected. The good news is that if you have too much candy, there are several Ann Arbor Halloween candy buy back programs around town.

So, let the kids enjoy the candy for a day or two. Then, trim your stash at one of the Ann Arbor Halloween Candy Buy Back Programs. We are in the process of updating this list for 2019. Check back after Halloween for the complete 2019 list – some don’t get announced until late on Halloween or even on the 1st.


As always, if you know of any that I missed, please let me know.

Ann Arbor Halloween Candy Buy Back Programs

  • Ann Arbor Smiles -2365 South Huron Parkway, Ann Arbor
    • Monday, November 4 from 5-7p
  • Beacon Dental – 7200 Dan Hoey Rd, Suite D, Dexter
    • Collections:
      • November 4 – 10a-7p
      • November 5 – 9a-6p
      • November 6-7 – 9a-5p
    • $1/pound (up to 5 pounds)
    • Donated to troops (with a toothbrush) through Operation Gratitude
  • Bright Side Dental Offices – Canton Office – 6460 N. Canton Center Rd, Canton
    • Donation November 1-5
    • Raffle ticket for donated candy
    • Other locations in Clarkston, Livonia, Royal Oak, Sterling Heights, St Clair Shores, Southfield, Farmington, and Warren
  • David Schmidt, DDS Ypsilanti Dentist – 1900 Packard Rd, Ypsilanti
    • Friday, November 1 through Friday, November 8
    • $1/pound ($5/child max) plus a raffle ticket to win a Family Movie Night Gift Card
    • Candy will be donated to Food Gatherers
  • Saline Orthodontics
    • $1/lb candy ($10 limit per person)
    • Collected November 1, 4, 5, 6 from 6-8p
    • Candy is sent to Treats for Troops


Candy Donation Programs

There are also places that accept candy donations for use through the year.

  • Tessa’s Treats – Used for snacks in the family room of the NICU at DeVos Childrens Hopsital. Collections Options :
    • Sandy Sedlar will be collecting at The Little Seedling – November 3 from 10a-12:30p

Where to Get the Candy?

Of course before you can participate in a Candy Buy Back program, you need to gather the candy.


If your kids aren’t in school yet, I definitely recommend the Halloween Treat Parade in Downtown Ann Arbor. Kids can go trick or treating to businesses throughout the Main Street Corridor. We recommend starting with the downtown library Halloween party. My daughter and I attended from the time she was 10 months old through Kindergarten (She was the last year of half-day kindergarten).

Ann Arbor Halloween Events - Main Street Treat Parade


Did you know that most local cities and towns have designated trick or treat hours? They’re all relatively normal evening of Halloween hours.

Ann Arbor Trick or Treat Times

There are also plenty of other Halloween events where kids can gather candy. Check out our list of Washtenaw Halloween Happenings.

Washtenaw Halloween Happenings

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