After the Holidays, Don't Throw it out, Recycle your Christmas Tree!

After the holidays, it's time to pack up those Christmas decorations and take down the tree. Artificial trees can be used year after year, but real trees only last one season. Instead of throwing it out, recycle your tree! Sometimes they can be turned into mulch, or be used for other things. The Ludington State Park uses old Christmas trees picked up in the city of Ludington to help prevent land erosion. If you live in the city of Ludington, you can set out your Christmas tree right after Christmas through the month of January and it will be picked up to be recycled.

In Hamlin Township, residents may drop off their Christmas Tree during the month of January at the Hamlin Township Transfer Site on W. Dewey Road. Please remove all decorations, tinsel, stand, etc from tree. Hamlin Township Residents only; signature, address and phone number required. One tree per family/address. The hours are Wednesday and Saturday from 9am-5pm.

In Oceana County, Lewis Farm Market & Petting Zoo will accept Christmas trees to be recycled from December 25, 2014-January 25, 2015. Their goats and critters will munch on the trees (it's a great treat!) and anything leftover will be chipped into mulch. When dropping off the tree, you can enter to win a VIP membership for 2015 by taking a picture of you with the tree at the drop off site and email it to They will post it on Facebook in their contest album. The picture that gets the most votes wins a VIP pass for the coming year. Of course, if you get your friends to vote for your picture, that might just help you win. Lewis Farm Market & Petting Zoo is located at 4180 W. M-20 (Stony Lake Road), New Era MI 49446.

Ways to Recycle Your Tree at Home

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Last Updated: 12-07-2022 05:23 PM ID: 1661