Do you love the idea of a real Christmas tree but hate the problem of disposing of it? If you live in Holland or Park Townships, your problem is solved.

From December 26 through January 31 you may bring your Christmas tree to the Holland Township Quincy Street Park (14025 Quincy Street) to be recycled. Trees may be brought to the park from dawn to dusk. Follow the signs to the drop-off area.


Location: Chips Groundcover, LLC
13057 Quincy Street (West of US-31)

Effective March 28, 1995, Michigan’s Solid Waste Management Act (Act 641 of 1978, as amended) prohibited the open burning of leaves and grass clippings.

Guidelines for Recycling Services

  • Materials accepted are grass clippings, brush, branches, leaves and limbs (up to 12" diameter). (Note: These items are only accepted during Leaves/Yard Waste Recycling dates at Chips Groundcover and NOT at Clean Up Days at Black River Recycling)

  • Brush must be separated from grass clippings and leaves.

  • No plastic, contaminates, treated lumber or stumps accepted.

  • Customer is responsible for unloading and separating recycling materials.

  • No commercial vehicles for these recycling services.

  • The leaves/yard waste recycling services are open to Holland Charter Township residents without a drop off fee during the dates specified.

  • Proof of residency may be requested.

Times/Dates for Drop Off Services:                   

8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.          9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Friday, April 19   Saturday, April 20
Friday, May 3   Saturday, May 4
Friday, September 20   Saturday, September 21
Friday, October 25   Saturday, October 26
Friday, November 1   Saturday, November 2
Friday, November 8   Saturday, November 9
Friday, November 15   Saturday, November 16


January 3 & 17
February 7 & 21
March 7 & 21
April 4 & 18

May 2 & 16
June 6 & 20
July 18
August 1 & 15
September 5 & 19
October 3 & 17
November 7 & 21
December 5 & 19

2019 Clean Up Days Schedule

Location: Black River Recycling
11531 Lakewood Boulevard between 120th and 112th Avenues

Materials that will NOT be accepted: Paints, drain oils, solvents and other petroleum products; fuel tanks; sealed containers. Household garbage; loose roofing materials (must be boxed or bagged). TV's; monitors; boats larger than 12 feet long. Lawn, yard waste, and branches. (Note: To dispose of leaves/yard waste at Chips Groundcover, please see the Leaves/Yard Waste Recycling Schedule). 

Accepted materials include: Appliances; batteries; automobile tires (limit of 4 per household). Electronic equipment and scrap items, including computers, printers, cell phones, ink and toner cartridges, audio equipment, electronic power tools. Household recyclables: paper, plastics, tin cans, etc.

Find information on the disposal of hazardous waste on Ottawa County's Environmental Health webpage.

Please Note: Proof of residency is required.

The Township reserves the right to refuse any items that are deemed too large or too difficult to handle.

Date Time 
April 20 7:00 a.m. - Noon
May 18 7:00 a.m. - Noon
June 15 7:00 a.m. - Noon
July 20 7:00 a.m. - Noon
September 21 7:00 a.m. - Noon

Note: 3rd Saturday of the month during the five (5) months listed above.

Meeting Date Submittal Deadline For
All Applications
January 22 December 21, 2018
February 26 January 29
March 26 February 26
April 23 March 26
May 28 April 30
June 25
May 28
July 23 June 25
August 27 July 30
September 24 August 27
October 22 September 24
November 26 October 29
December 17 November 19