Ann Arbor Christmas Tree Disposal Options

Ann Arbor Christmas Tree Disposal

Are you looking for Ann Arbor Christmas Tree Disposal options? Personally, we have an artificial tree, but I’ve found a few options for you.

Information below is currently being updated for 2019. Past information where noted

Charitable Christmas Tree Collection

Each of the Ann Arbor High Schools has an extra-curricular group that is offering Christmas Tree Collection as a fundraiser.


Huron High School

The Men’s Cross Country Team will pick up on Sunday, January 5. The recommended donation is $25. Pickups begin at 7:30a. They are offering service to “more or less the Huron portion of town”. Please register online at the link.

The bad-weather backup date is Sunday, January 12.

Pioneer High School

The Men’s Baseball Team will pick up on Saturday, January 11. Picks up will start at noon. There is a $15 minimum donation. See information on their flyer. Note they distributed door hangers to their planned area. You can also signup via their Google Form.

Pioneer Baseball Tree Collection Fundrasier


Skyline High School

Skyline High School’s Theatre and Band students are holding a Christmas Tree collection fundraiser. You don’t even have to go anywhere, they will pick them up at your home. Collection dates are January 5 or 12 with a snow date of January 19. Suggested donation is $20-30.

Municipal Tree Pickups

City of Ann Arbor Christmas Tree Disposal

The City of Ann Arbor does not provide curbside pickup of Christmas Trees. They offer 4 free drop-off locations from December 13-January 31. Allowable drop-off hours are from 6a-10p. You must remove all stands, nails, ornaments, tinsel, plastic, etc.

  • West Park Parking lot (off Chapin Rd)
  • Gallup Boat Launch Parking Lot (Geddes Rd east of Huron Parkway)
  • Olson Park parking lot, 1515 Dhu Varren Rd near Pontiac Trail
  • Southeast Area Park dirt parking lot north of basketball courts (2950 Ellsworth)

Collected trees will be chipped on a regular basis for use in the parks.

After January 31, you can cut, bundle and save your tree until compost collection resumes in April.


Pittsfield Township Christmas Tree Collection

Pittsfield Township offers curbside Christmas Tree Collection as part of your rubbish service. Curbside collection is the first 3 full weeks after Christmas (with Christmas on a Wednesday, I assume this starts on December 30). The maximum height is 6′. Cut longer trees into sections less than 6 feet in length. Trees must be clear of lights, stands, bags, and decorations.

Ypsilanti Township Christmas Tree Collection

Ypsilanti Township will provide curb pickup of Christmas Trees from December-March. Trees must not exceed 6′ (cut larger trees into smaller sections). Trees may be placed for collection with the tree stand, tree bags, and decorations.

Residents may also take the tree to the Compost Center (2600 E Clark Rd). Decorations including tinsel and tree stand must be removed. The Compost Center has limited hours during the winter months (December-March). They are open on Saturdays from 9a-4p including December 28.


City of Saline Christmas Tree Collection

Christmas Tree Collection is offered on your regular trash collection day beginning after Christmas. Note collection is offered on Friday/Saturday December 27/28 and January 3/4 due to the holidays. Collection continues through January 23 on the regular Thursday and Friday trash pickup schedule.

Other Municipalities

I was unable to find information for the City of Ypsilanti, Scio Township, or Lodi Township. If you have their information or information for another municipality, let me know and I’ll update the article.


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