Recycle your Christmas tree at local parks, Elephant Sanctuary

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – Now that Christmas is over, there are several ways you can recycle your tree across Middle Tennessee.

The most fun option is to donate your tree to the Elephant Sanctuary, where it will be used to feed the gentle giants. Click here to learn more.

In Williamson County, there are drop-offs in several cities, including Fairview, Franklin, and Brentwood. Click here for more details.

In Clarksville, beginning Jan. 1, you can drop off your undecorated, unbagged, live trees at Heritage Park. You can drop of your tree during park hours, dawn until dusk, through Friday, Jan. 12. The tree drop off area will be in the parking lot nearest the soccer complex at Heritage Park.

In Nashville, Metro Public Works and Metro Parks departments are working with Nature’s Best Organics of Tennessee to offer convenient ways to get rid of your tree. The Christmas Tree Recycling Drop-off program runs from Wednesday, Dec. 27 to Friday, Feb. 16, 2018 at these locations:

  • 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
  • Frederick Douglas Park
  • Nature’s Best Organics of Tennessee at two locations: 1511 Elm Hill Pike and 6401 Centennial Blvd. Operating hours Monday thru Friday 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Saturday 8 a.m. to 3 p.m

Remember to save all your ornaments, lights, and other decorations before bringing your tree in. This is for live trees only, no artificial trees and no other trash.

Public works will take the trees to Nature’s Best Organics to be chipped and composted into mulch. This keeps trees out of landfills and helps save Metro the cost of disposal fees. For more information about Nashville’s recycling programs, call 615-862-8750.