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Multiple locations available city wide to recycle Christmas trees

Four city parks are currently designated as drop off sites for Christmas trees to be recycled.
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Residents can drop off last year's Christmas trees at four area locations where they will be collected and recycled. From 7 a.m. - 7 p.m. daily through January 26 the following locations will be available for drop off:

  • Riverside Park (north entrance) 2001 Monroe Avenue NE
  • Jaycee McKay Family Park, 2531 Kalamazoo Avenue SE
  • Lincoln Park 398 Garfield Avenue NW
  • Huff Park 2286 Ball Avenue NE

Owners are asked to remove all tinsel, ornaments or other decorations before disposal. The service is free to the public.

According to Victor Rose, Public Services Manager for the City of Grand Rapids, once the trees are dropped off (and this includes any curbside pick-ups) the forestry grinds them all up and transports the wood chips to a location on Butterworth Street where they are sorted for use as weed bedding, flower bedding, used to protect tree roots on new growth and made available for city residents. 

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