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Go Green This Christmas

December 11, 2014

Public Works, Parks & Recreation 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 the below facilities and Public Works will collect them for mulching at the Bordeaux Mulch Facility.

December 26, 2014 to February 9, 2015, take your tree to 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.

All trees must be free of lights, ornaments, icicles, all tinsel and garland. No flocked and no artificial trees can be accepted. Public Works will take the trees to the Bordeaux Mulching Facility to be chipped and composted into mulch. Please do not place trees in plastic bags. Please do not illegally dump any other items at the drop-off locations.

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 2031, over 14,400 trees were recycled through the Christmas Tree Drop-Off Program.

Christmas tree 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 615-880-1000 or visit the Public Works website.