Are you looking to get rid of your Christmas tree before you ring in the New Year? The City of Grand Rapids Public Services is offering free Christmas tree recycling!

You can bring your Christmas trees to any of the locations listed below between Wednesday, December 31 and January 26, 2015.

Some tips: be sure that you remove all of the ornaments, tinsel, nails, tree stands, and other decorations before dropping off your tree.

The available drop off locations are as follows:

  • Riverside Park (North entrance located at 3151 Monroe Avenue NE)
  • Jaycee Family Park at 2531 Kalamazoo Avenue SE
  • Lincoln Park at Bridge Street and Garfield Avenue NW
  • Huff Park at Ball Avenue and Aberdeen Street NE

If you are unable to make it to any of these locations, there is another method that won't break the bank: attach a $2.50 city bulk yard waste tag (the purple tag) to the tree and place it in  your pickup area by 7 a.m. on the regular trash collection day. Be sure that your tree is properly tagged though - otherwise you may face a violation or even a fine.

If you have any questions, you can call the Grand Rapids Public Services Department at 456-3232.