The City of Grand Rapids is offering residents two options for disposing of their live Christmas trees; free drop-off and a fee-based curbside pickup.

All drop-off locations are free and open through January 29:

  • Riverside Park (north entrance) located at 3151 Monroe Ave NE
  • JC Family Park located at 2531 Kalamazoo Ave SE
  • Lincoln Park located at 1120 Bridge St NW
  • Huff Park located at 2399 Ball Ave NE

Residents who wish to utilize curbside pickup need to attach a City bulk yard waste tag (purple tag) to the tree. Tags cost $2.50 and are available at City Hall at 300 Monroe Avenue on weekdays from 8AM - 5PM. Some stores also sell the tags. Tagged trees should be put in the regular trash pickup area by 7AM on collection day.

All of the trees received by the City of Grand Rapids are run through a wood chipper and recycled.