Recycle Smart
December 2017
Christmas Tree Chipping
City of Traverse City Residents

The Parks & Recreation Division offers a Christmas Tree drop-off site for City of Traverse City residents.

Trees are chipped and used for trail surfacing, mulching materials and erosion control.

Bring trees to the boat launch parking lot at Hull Park at the west end of Hannah Street, just west of Woodmere Avenue beginning Tuesday December 26, 2017 through Sunday January 21, 2018.

For more information, click here.
Holiday Recycling Guide

While the list of items accepted for recycling does not change with the holiday season, there are items that are more common this time of year that can be recycled curbside or at the recycling drop-off sites sponsored by American Waste. 

Be sure to recycle these items:
  • Plastic bottles and containers, #1-7
  • Car Seats - Strip of all fabric, rubber and metal attachments
  • Boxes
  • Cardboard
  • Cartons - Milk, Juice, Soy, Drink boxes
  • Paper - newspaper, office paper, magazines, phone books
  • Glass bottles and containers - all colors
  • Metal - Cans, Foil, Trays, EMPTY Aerosol Cans
  • Plastic Bags & Film - Grocery bags, Bread bags, Dry Cleaning Bags, Shrink Wrap, Visqueen
For a list of the recycling drop-off sites located in Grand Traverse County, click here.
Not Sure What To Do With It?

Use the RecycleSmart Take-It-Back Recycling Directory to learn where to reuse, recycle, return, compost, donate or throw away your unwanted items. 

RecycleSmart is the Resource Recovery program of Grand Traverse County, Michigan

Operated under contract by Iris Waste Diversion Specialists, Inc.

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