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Your Gift to the Earth - Christmas Tree-cycling


Let recycling your Christmas tree become an annual holiday tradition

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- No matter where you live in Davidson County, recycling your Christmas tree is easy! Metro Public Works has teamed up with Metro Parks and Recreation to offer Davidson County residents an environmentally friendly and convenient way to dispose of their Christmas Trees again this year.

Last year, Nashvillians dropped off almost 17,000 trees for recycling through the Christmas Tree Recycling Drop-Off Program!

The Christmas Tree Recycling Drop-off program will run from Dec. 28 to Feb. 15 at the following locations:

East Park, Cane Ridge Park, Una Recreation Center, Whitfield Park, Cedar Hill Park, Wave Country (Parking Lot), Joelton Community Center, Sevier Park, Richland Park, Elmington Park, Edwin Warner Park, East Park, Lakewood City Hall

Trees must be cleaned of all ornaments, lights, wire, string and other decor before bringing them to be tree-cycled. No artificial trees can be accepted. Please do not dump any other items at these drop-off locations.

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.

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.

Let recycling your Christmas tree become an annual holiday tradition – your gift to the Earth!

For more information about Nashville’s recycling programs, call 615-862-8750 or visit our website at