Holiday Tree Disposal

Similar to previous years, Berkley residents have options to dispose of their holiday trees by utilizing SOCRRA services.

Starting in mid-December, live trees and bagged yard waste may be dropped off at SOCRRA’s Troy recycling center, located at 995 Coolidge Hwy. No appointment is necessary for tree recycling or bagged yard waste drop-off during this period. Please contact SOCRRA at 248-288-5150 or with questions.

Residents can also continue to utilize SOCRRA’s fee-for-service contractor, JH Hart Forestry, for chipper services. Simply contact them directly at 586-795-5581. Residents of SOCRRA communities receive a preferred rate of $55 per 15 minutes of chipping, and you may work with your neighbors to share the appointment and the cost.

The City of Berkley cannot offer curbside pickup service for live holiday trees, but regardless of which option you choose for your tree, please be sure to remove all decorations, lights, stands, etc before disposal. Please reach out to DPW with questions at 248-658-3490 or email


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