Dispose Of Your Christmas Tree For Free

The City of Grand Rapids is offering free drop off locations for Christmas trees, as well as priced curbside removal through February 1st.  The free drop off locations for trees:

  • Riverside Park (north entrance), 2001 Monroe Ave. NE
  • MacKay-Jaycees Park, 2531 Kalamazoo Ave. SE
  • Lincoln Park, 231 Marion Ave. NW (tree drop off is in the west parking lot off Garfield Street at Lincoln)
  • Huff Park, 2286 Ball Ave. NE

You can also receive curbside removal for $2.50.  A purple yard waste tag is required and must be placed curbside by 7 a.m. on trash day.  The tree must be free from decorations and tree stand, and the purple tag must be visible.  City workers my fine or warn a property owner if the tree is not properly tagged.

The bulk yard waste purple tags can be purchased at Grand Rapids City Hall, 300 Monroe Ave. NW, at the Monroe-level customer service desk.  Collected trees will be chipped and “returned naturally to the ground,” according to the city.

The programs end Feb. 1.