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Metro Announces Live Christmas Tree Recycle Sites


County-wide list of 11 drop-off locations makes disposal convenient for residents

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – For the eighth consecutive year, Metro Public Works and Metro Parks and Recreation are partnering this holiday season to provide a convenient way for residents to recycle their live Christmas trees.

Davidson County residents can bring their trees to one of 11 drop off sites, nine of which are inside Metro parks.  Public Works will collect the trees for mulching at the city’s Bordeaux Mulch Facility. All trees must be free of lights, ornaments, icicles, all tinsel and garland.  No flocked trees will be accepted.

WHO: Metro Public Works and Metro Parks & Recreation
WHAT: Christmas Tree Drop-off Program
WHEN: December 27, 2012 to February 15, 2013
WHERE: Any one of the following Metro Parks: Cane Ridge, Cedar Hill, Edwin Warner, Elmington, Joelton, Richland, Sevier, Two Rivers and Whitfield; or Una Recreation Center, 136 Una Recreation Road; Former Lakewood City Hall Bldg, 3401 Old Hickory Blvd

Recycling live Christmas trees into mulch, rather than dumping them in the trash, in an alley or along public roadways, keeps them out of landfills and helps save Metro the cost of disposal fees. Almost 18,000 Christmas trees are recycled each year through the drop-off program.  For more information, call MPW at (615) 880-1000.

Natural brown mulch, made from Christmas trees and yard brush, is sold at the Bordeaux facility for eleven dollars a cubic yard.  The facility is open Monday-Saturday from 7 a.m. until 4 p.m.  (No mulch sales after 12 noon on Saturdays.) For more information, call (615) 862-8640 or visit

Attachments: List of 11 drop-off sites with addresses

Metro Nashville 2012-13 Christmas Tree Drop-Off Locations

Metro Park Locations:

Cane Ridge, 419 Battle Road
Cedar Hill, 860 Old Hickory Blvd.
Edwin Warner, 50 Vaughn Road
Elmington, 3531 West End Ave.
Joelton Community Park, 21 Joelton Community Center Road
Richland, 4601 Charlotte Pike
Sevier, corner of Clayton Ave and Granny White Pike, near picnic shelters
Two Rivers, 3150 McGavock Pike
Whitfield, Edmondson Pike @ Brewer Drive

Additional locations:

Una Recreation Center, 136 Una Recreation Road
Former Lakewood City Hall Bldg, 3401 Old Hickory Blvd, Old Hickory (37138)