Skip To Content

Christmas Tree and Holiday Greeting Card Recycling

Christmas Trees

Christmas trees can be recycled instead of being placed at the curbside and sent to the landfill.  Every year, Glen Oaks County Golf Course has a drop-off in the clubhouse parking lot at 30500 West Thirteen Mile Road, just east of Orchard Lake Road.  Trees are accepted from 9:00 AM until 4:00 PM, seven days a week, December 26 through January 20.  There is no charge to participate.  Recycled Christmas trees will be turned into compost, so please remove all decorations, lights, tinsel, and/or ornaments before taking them to the drop-off site and do not place them in plastic bags.  For more information, call Oakland County Parks at (248) 858-0906 or visit Oakland County's website. Christmas trees placed at the curbside will be collected with the regular trash pickup.

Holiday Greeting Cards

Due to changes in the City’s Curbside Recycling Guidelines, residents can now toss their holiday greeting cards loosely in their green recycling bin or place them with newspapers in a brown paper bag.  Holiday cards are accepted as part of the mixed office paper category which includes junk mail, office paper, loose leaf paper, manila folders, and even paperback books.
All types of greeting cards can go in the bin, including old birthday and anniversary cards.  Please do not include cards with glitter or metallic paper; these can’t be recycled and should be discarded with the regular trash.