Nashville residents encouraged to recycle their Christmas trees

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – Last year, over 17,000 trees were dropped off across Nashville to be recycled.

Metro Public Works and Metro Parks and Rec are working together again to bring the Christmas Tree Recycling Drop-off Program back.

The drop-off will run from Dec. 28 until Feb. 15 at 11 different Nashville parks.

Trees must be cleaned of all ornaments, lights, wires, string and other décor. No artificial trees will 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.

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.

The locations to drop off your trees are: Cane Ridge Park, Una Recreation Center, Whitfield Park, Cedar Hill Park, Two Rivers Park, Joelton Community Center, Sevier Park, Richland Park, Elmington Park, Edwin Warner Park, and Lakewood City Hall.

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