Don’t dump the tree – recycle it!

Got a live tree left over from Christmas? If so, Metro Nashville has an option for how to dispose of it.

The Christmas Tree recycling program, a partnership between Metro Public Works and Metro Parks and Recreation, provides an environmentally responsible and easy way to dispose of live Christmas trees again this year.

Several drop-off locations have been established. In Antioch, the closest locations are Cane Ridge Park and Una Recreation Center. Other locations include Whitfield Park, Cedar Hill Park, Two Rivers Park, Joelton Community Center, Sevier Park, Richland Park, Elmington Park, Edwin Warner Park, and Lakewood City Hall.

Trees may be dropped off from Dec. 28 through Feb. 15. Last year, nearly 17,000 trees were dropped off for recycling.

The trees must not have any ornaments, lights, wire, string or other decorations on them when dropped off. Also, no artificial trees will be accepted and no other items should be dumped at these locations.

Public Works will chip and compost the trees into mulch at the Bordeaux Mulching Facility and the natural brown mulch, made from the trees and other yard brush, is sold for $9.50 per cubic yard. The facility is open Monday through Saturday from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.

For more information, call 615-862-8750.