Where to recycle your Christmas tree in Metro Detroit
Don’t fret: The end of Christmas can mean a new beginning for your Christmas tree through recycling. After the holidays are over, many cities offer pick up or drop off services for Christmas tree recycling. Here’s a list of some Christmas tree recycling options available to Metro Detroiters:Note: In order for a tree to be recycled, it must be bare of any decorations or accessories that are not naturally part of the tree. Royal OakResidents can leave undecorated Christmas trees at their curb for pick up during the first two weeks of January. If your city is not offering a Christmas tree recycling service, you may be able to drop off your natural tree at a local compost facility.
Compost collection, drop off in Ann Arbor to end for season on Friday
ANN ARBOR – This year’s curbside compost service season will end on Friday and start up again in April 2021. Friday is also the last day for residents and contractors working on Ann Arbor residential properties to deliver leaves to the city’s compost facility at 4170 Platt Road. Need a compost cart? Acceptable compost materials, according to the city’s website:Plate scrapings and food waste (including meat and bones)Bamboo dinnerwareGrass clippingsBPI certified compostable bags, containers, silverware, etc. Ann Arbor residents can deliver one cubic yard per household each day of acceptable food waste and yard trimmings at no cost during weekday hours.
Composting in the D
Host Tati Amare chatted with Pashon Murray from Detroit Dirt about her work with composting. The primary focuses are getting eyes on the epidemic of food waste and its impact. Murray believes in composting and using organic material as a resource. You can also find composting resources in your community like urban farmers who can put your food scraps to use. Watch the video to learn more about the importance of composting.
Curbside compost pick up resumes in Ann Arbor
ANN ARBOR The city of Ann Arbor resumed its curbside compost service on Monday with the collection of bundled brush. Collection of paper yard bags will resume on Monday, June 22. Tree limbs and brush up to six inches in diameter and less than four feet in length may be put out for collection. Bundles must not exceed 18 inches in diameter and must be tied with natural twine. Tree stumps and branches larger than six inches in diameter will not be collected.
Ann Arbor compost facility now open for drop-off, sales
ANN ARBOR Ann Arbors compost facility reopened on Saturday for residents to drop off yard waste bags and materials for sale. Visitors will be able to use a temporary driveway and are encouraged to visit Friday and Saturday for drop-off or pick up. Sales are per cubic yard, and materials include:CompostNatural wood mulchPallet mulchWoodchipsCheck and credit cards accepted only. Residents can collect up to one cubic yard of free mulch or compost while supplies last. As is required for drop-off, a recent water bill or a valid city of Ann Arbor drivers license is required for pick up.
All the reasons to start composting, or making your own ‘black gold’
She was featured on a recent episode of “The Best Advice Show,” a podcast that offers quick episodes -- we’re talking less than 5 minutes, with most around 2! “Black gold,” as it’s sometimes called, has so many benefits to the soil and the food system. If you have a yard or an outdoor space, you can build a compost bin out of four wooden pallets, and then tie them together at the corners. “The Best Advice Show" podcast creator and host Zak Rosen wants to hear from you next. “The Best Advice Show" is a product of Graham Media Group.