Recycling Live Christmas Trees

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You’ve taken all the tinsel, lights and ornaments off your Christmas tree, freed it from the clutches of the tree stand, but what now? Where can you recycle your live tree?

When you recycle your live Christmas tree, the trees are shredded and then used as mulch or even used on the trails in the parks in Rutherford County. That’s why you need to remove everything from them before dropping them off. The Rutherford County Recycling Centers DO NOT accept Christmas trees for disposal, however, all County residents may use any of these facilities to recycle Christmas trees (no commercial drop-off, please).

La Vergne

La Vergne Public Works
148 International Blvd., La Vergne
Daily Dec. 26 – mid-Jan. from 7 a.m. – 5 p.m.


Cannonsburgh Pioneer Village
312 S. Front St., Murfreesboro
Daily Dec. 26 – mid-Jan. from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

City of Murfreesboro Solid Waste Facility
4765 Florence Road, Murfreesboro
Mon, Tue, Thu and Fri Dec. 26 – Jan. 15 from 6 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.


Lee Victory Recreation Area
110 Sam Ridley Parkway East, Smyrna
Daily Dec. 26 – Jan. 6 from 6 a.m. – 10 p.m.

For more information, contact Mimi Davis Keisling, Environmental Education Coordinator, at 615-542-4633 or e-mail at

Kiera Ashford is associate editor of Nashville Parent and mother of three.

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