Once your Christmas tree is stripped of ornaments, the city of Nashville urges you to recycle it.
This week, parks in Davidson County will be collecting Christmas trees to turn them into mulch for landscaping.
In Nashville, trees can be dropped off at nine parks, one recreation center and the former Lakewood City Hall building from Dec. 27 through Feb. 17.
* Cane Ridge - 419 Battle Rd.
* Cedar Hill - 860 Old Hickory Blvd.
* Edwin Warner - 50 Vaughn Rd.
* Elmington - 3531 West End Ave.
* Joelton - 21 Joelton Community Center Rd.
* Richland - 4601 Charlotte Pike
* Sevier - corner of Clayton Avenue and Granny White Pike, near picnic shelters
* Two Rivers - 3150 McGavock Pike
* Whitfield - Edmondson Pike at Brewer Drive
* Una Recreation Center, 136 Una Recreation Rd.
* Former Lakewood City Hall Building, 3401 Old Hickory Blvd. in Old Hickory
Almost 18,000 Christmas trees are recycled each year through the drop-off program, according to the city of Nashville.
Natural brown mulch, made from Christmas trees and yard brush, is sold at the Bordeaux facility for $11 a cubic yard. The facility is open Monday through Saturday from 7 a.m. until 4 p.m. No mulch is sold after noon on Saturdays.
For more information, call 862-8640 or visit www.nashville.gov/pw.
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