Oakland County Parks and Recreation makes holiday cleanup easy and “green” with Christmas Tree Recycling at 11 park locations.
The recycling program runs December 26, 2010 – January 16, 2011, from 9:00am – 4:00pm, seven days a week. Two locations, Independence Oaks and Orion Oaks, will accept trees through January 30, 2011.
Self-serve recycling sites include Addison Oaks in Leonard; Catalpa Oaks in Southfield; Glen Oaks Golf Course in Farmington Hills; Groveland Oaks near Holly; Independence Oaks in Clarkston; Lyon Oaks in Lyon Township; Orion Oaks in Orion Township, Red Oaks Golf Course in Madison Heights; Springfield Oaks Activity Center in Davisburg; Waterford Oaks Activity Center in Waterford; and White Lake Oaks Golf Course near Pontiac.
There is no charge to drop off trees. All decorations, plastic, tinsel and wire must be removed. Large quantities from commercial lots will not be accepted.
The parks system processes the trees to make compost and wood chips, which will be available to the public in 2011, free of charge.
For more information, contact 248-858-0906 or visit the Destination Oakland website.