Wondering where to take your drooping Christmas tree?

Hoping that someone would pick up your Christmas tree this year?

If you are wondering what to do with your Christmas tree this year, have you thought about recycling it? All over Oakland County there are parks where you can drop off your Christmas tree. In Northville, Michigan, you can have your Christmas tree picked up and recycled for you.

The following are the recycling times, dates and more information for Northville and Novi, Michigan.

Northville’s Christmas Tree and Christmas Decoration Removal

The City of Northville contracts with Waste Management to pick up trash, recycling materials and composting materials. Residents will enjoy having Waste Management pick up their Christmas tree for them as part of this service.

The City of Northville states that following the Christmas holiday, you may place your Christmas tree, wreaths, roping and garland for pick up.

The guidelines include,

  • Place your Christmas tree about 10 feet away from your garbage.
  • Place the tree outside by 7:00 am on your scheduled pick up date.

For residents that are north of Eight Mile Road, your scheduled trash pickup date is Monday. For residents south of Eight Mile Road, your scheduled trash pickup date is Tuesday.

If a holiday occurs on Monday or Tuesday, the collection day will fall one day behind.

Christmas tree collection will continue until the end of January.

Would you like to read more on what can and cannot be recycled in Northville, Michigan? Please see: The City of Northville’s Solid Waste Service Provider Household Refuse Collection, Recycling and Compost Service.

Oakland County Christmas Tree Recycling

Just like last year, you can bring your Christmas tree to one of the 11 different locations and have your Christmas tree recycled. According to Destination Oakland, the park system takes the trees and turns them into compost. That compost is free of charge and made available to the public in 2015 at the Orion Oaks location on select days.

The service is free and self-serve. The parks will be open seven days a week from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm. The program is running from December 26, 2014 - January 20, 2015.

Please make sure to remove all decorations, metals, strings etc.

Here are the locations to help find the closest one to your home.

  • Addison Oaks Park near Oxford
  • Catalpa Oaks in Southfield
  • Glen Oaks Golf Course in Farmington Hills
  • Groveland Oaks Park near Holly
  • Independence Oaks Park near Clarkston*Will accept trees until February 3rd, 2015
  • Lyon Oaks Park in Lyon Township  
  • Orion Oaks Park in Orion Township *Will accept trees until February 3rd, 2015
  • Red Oaks Golf Course in Madison Heights
  • Springfield Oaks Park in Davisburg
  • Waterford Oaks in Waterford
  • White Lake Oaks in White Lake Township


Recycling your Christmas tree will help the environment by keeping it out of the landfills. Be sure to “go green” and use one of these Christmas tree recycling programs.

Not sure what to do this year for New Year's Eve? Check out New Year’s Eve in Northville and Novi, Michigan.

From the entire team at the Jamey Kramer Group, have a wonderful New Year’s Eve and all the best in 2015.