Bike-Powered Christmas Tree Recycling

2020/2021 Pick-Ups are Happening December 27 – January 5

With inspiration from the awesome people at Modacity in Vancouver, Norte is excited to again offer your Christmas tree’s bike-powered delivery to Traverse City’s recycling drop-off site. Because recycling your tree by bicycle might be the most incredible thing ever. 

  • It’s convenient. One less trip for you.
  • It’s affordable. Just $25.
  • It’s less wasteful. Turning your tree into mulch rocks.
  • It supports Norte. Yay for a happy, healthy, strong communities.


  1. Make a payment of $25 below.
  2. We will contact you via email to schedule your pick up.
  3. A Norte volunteer will pedal your Christmas tree to Hull Park using our 8ft, heavy-duty bike trailer.
  4. Pat yourself on the back to support happy, healthy, strong kids in the Grand Traverse region and recycle your tree into mulch and erosion control.

Pick-ups are available in Oak Park, Boardman, Traverse Heights, Central, Slabtown, Kids Creek, and Old Town neighborhoods.

Pick-ups start 12/27/20 and end 1/6/21.

$ 25.00
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Donation Total: $25.00

Want to be one of our tree picker-uppers?

We’ll provide the fat bike and the trailer. You provide the horsepower. Please send us a message at to sign up to volunteer for a tree or two.