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Public Works and Metro Parks Team Up for another Year of Christmas Tree Recycling

12/9/2013

LET YOUR CHRISTMAS TREE KEEP ON GIVING 
Public Works and Metro Parks Team Up for another Year of Christmas Tree Recycling




Metro is offering Davidson County residents a convenient way to dispose of their Christmas trees again this year.   Leave your tree at one of 11 facilities and Public Works will collect them for mulching at the Bordeaux Mulch Facility.


WHO: Metro Parks & Recreation and Metro Public Works Departments
WHAT: Christmas Tree Recycling Drop-off Program
WHEN: December 26, 2013 to February 6, 2014
WHERE: Any one of the following locations: Cane Ridge Park, Una recreation Center, Whitfield Park, Cedar Hill Park, Two Rivers Park, Joelton Community Park,  Sevier Park, Richland Park, Elmington Park, Edwin Warner Park, Lakewood City Hall.  For a listing of park locations and a county-wide map of parks, visit:  www.nashville.gov/Parks-and-Recreation/Parks.aspx#parkslist.


All trees must be free of lights, ornaments, icicles, all tinsel and garland.  No flocked trees can be accepted.  Public Works will take the trees to the Bordeaux Mulching Facility to be chipped and composted into mulch.  


Natural brown mulch, made from Christmas trees and yard brush, is sold at the facility for $9.50 a cubic yard.  The Bordeaux Mulching Facility is open Monday through Saturday, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. No mulch sales after 12 noon on Saturdays.  


Recycling Christmas trees into mulch, rather than putting them in the trash, keeps them out of landfills and helps save Metro the cost of disposal fees.  In 2012, an average of 645 trees per day or over 16,700 trees were recycled through the Christmas Tree Drop-Off Program.  


Christmas trees may also be placed with your brush and will be collected through the brush program on your regularly scheduled route.  For more information about the tree drop-off program or brush collection schedule, call 880-1000 or visit our website at www.nashville.gov