Metro now accepting live Christmas trees for recycling

Wednesday, December 28, 2011 at 12:19pm
Staff reports

Davidson County residents can drop off their live Christmas trees at several Metro sites for recycling from now until Feb. 17.

As part of its Christmas Tree Drop-off Program, Metro Public Works, in conjunction with Metro Parks and Recreation is collecting trees at 11 sites around the county, including at the newly added Lakewood City Hall.

Metro Public Works will also 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.

According to Metro, the drop-off program recycles approximately 12,000 Christmas trees each year.

In addition, natural brown mulch made from Christmas trees and yard brush is sold at the Bordeaux facility for $11 per cubic yard. The facility is open Monday through Saturday from 7 a.m. until 4 p.m. For more information, call 862-8640 or visit

Locations include:


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