Farmington area holiday closures, trash delays

As the end-of-year holidays approach, here’s what you should know about trash collection, closures, and more:

Trash collection

With Christmas Day and New Year’s Day falling on Mondays, garbage and recycling pickup will be delayed by one day throughout the weeks of December 25 and January 1. Friday’s pickup will be made on Saturday.

Disposing of trees and holiday trash

Go ahead and recycle holiday cards and wrapping paper, but those with glitter or metallic decorations should go out with the regular trash. Aluminum holiday cookie tins and lids may go in the recycling cart.

Drop off your Christmas tree for recycling at Glen Oaks Country Club (east end of the clubhouse parking lot), 30500 W. 13 Mile Rd. in Farmington Hills, from December 26 through January 29, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. All lights, decorations, and tinsel must be removed. To learn more, call 248-858-0906. Trees may also be placed curbside for trash collection.

Government offices closed

Farmington and Farmington Hills city halls will be closed on December 25 and January 1, as will the 47th District Court building. U.S. Post Office branches in downtown Farmington and on 12 Mile Road in Farmington Hills will be closed on those dates as well. Both have self-service kiosks.

Library closures

Both Farmington Community Library buildings will be closed December 23, 24, and 25 and December 30, 31, and January 1. Online renewals and other services will be available at

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