City of Kentwood Offers Tree and String Light Recycling to Residents

City of Kentwood Offers Tree and String Light Recycling to Residents

The City of Kentwood will offer tree and string light recycling services to residents this holiday season at the Department of Public Works, 5068 Breton Ave. SE.

Starting Dec. 27, residents may bring trees between 6:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday through Friday and 8 a.m.-noon on Saturdays through Jan. 31. The drop-off site will be closed Dec. 30 and Jan. 2 for the New Year’s holiday and Jan. 16 for Martin Luther King Jr. Day, when City offices will be closed.

All decorations, lights, wires and other non-natural materials must be removed from the trees in advance. A drop-off box for recycling string lights is located near the front doors of the Public Works building now through Jan. 31. 

The tree recycle site is available to Kentwood residents only, and proof of residency is required. The string light and tree recycling services provide residents with a convenient, environmentally friendly way to clean up holiday decor.

“This is a special time of year for many, and cleanup is not often top of mind until the flurry of gatherings and parties passes,” said Chad Griffin, Department of Public Works director. “We’re glad to offer these services to give residents a convenient and environmentally friendly way to dispose of trees and string lights after the holiday season has come to an end.”

For more information about the Department of Public Works and its other seasonal services, visit