City of Mt. Pleasant Christmas Tree Collection

City of Mt. Pleasant Street Department staff will be picking up discarded Christmas trees from January 3-14, 2022. This curbside collection can be utilized by attaching two refuse tags to the tree for a total cost of $6.30. Individual tags are available at GreenTree Grocery. Multiple tags can be purchased at Meijer, Ric’s, and City Hall.

Trees are to be placed at the curb, even in areas where normal trash collection is in the alley. If you know you will be using this service, please call (989) 779-5401 or email with the date the tree will be curbside. All tinsel and plastic bags must be removed, and the trunk ends of the trees face the street. Evergreen wreaths will not be collected. After January 14 trees may be taken to the Materials Recovery Facility or disposed of through the City’s brush chipping program.

Mt. Pleasant Christmas Celebration Cancelled (Updated 11/20 and 11/24/2020)

Community Christmas Tree at Town Center and Drive-In Movie Offered

UPDATED 11/24/2020: Since reservations are full for the December 19th screening of “Elf” (PG), a December 18th screening has been added. See below for details.

UPDATED: As of 11/20/2020 all 50 spaces have been reserved. Names are now being added to the wait list.

In order to keep up the fight against COVID-19 and ensure our community is safe, Mt. Pleasant’s Christmas Celebration scheduled for December 4 – 5, 2020 has been cancelled. The most generous thing we can do for each other this holiday season is to follow the guidelines of health officials and continue to wear a mask, social distance, and follow gathering guidelines.

Even though this holiday season will be different, and this year’s Breakfast with Santa, Candy Cane Lane, Santa’s House and the Christmas Parade are cancelled, it does not mean that holiday spirit cannot be shared. The Community Christmas Tree will still be on display in Town Center and this year, a drive-in movie featuring the film, “Elf” (PG) will be shown on December 18 and 19 at 6:30 p.m. in the City Hall parking lot (320 W. Broadway Street).

Attendees must pre-register for this free outdoor movie event by visiting:

Space is limited, and is on a first-come, first-served basis. Registered attendees will have an assigned time to enter the City Hall parking lot the evening of their screening.  Due to social distancing, attendees must stay in their vehicles, and walk-ups and foot traffic will not be permitted.

For more information contact, the Mt. Pleasant Parks and Recreation Department at 989-779-5331 or

Christmas tree collection begins Jan. 2

Residents can place their discarded Christmas trees curbside for collection Jan. 2-5 and Jan. 8-12, 2018. Trees will be collected on weekdays and the service is free of charge. To ensure collection, please place tree curbside by 7 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 5, or 7 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 12. 

Trees will only be collected at curbside; this includes areas where normal trash collection is in the alley. Please remove plastic bags and tinsel, and face the base of the tree toward the street.

Tree remnants are processed through a wood chipper; wreaths cannot be processed through the chipper and will not be collected.

For more information, please call the City of Mt. Pleasant Division of Public Works at (989) 779-5401.