A fresh-cut Christmas tree is a holiday delight, but what do celebrators do when the decorations come down?
According to the City of Knoxville, the best option for used Christmas trees is to recycle them.
Residents of Knoxville may place their bare trees at the curb for pick-up by Public Service workers as time and resources allow around regular leaf collection.
These trees are taken to the City’s mulch contractor, Nature’s Best Organics. Residents can also take their trees to Nature’s Best Organics. There are three different locations in Knoxville for convenience. The West Knoxville location can be found at 8707 Joe Daniels Rd. The Central Knoxville spot is located at 2601 Middlebrook Pk. The East Knoxville location is at 6323 Rutledge Pk. There will be a minimum $5 charge for those who bring their trees to the locations.
After Jan. 1, residents can leave their trees at one of the Knox County Convenience centers, including the one in Dutchtown, 10618 Duchtown Rd., Halls, 3608 Neal Dr., John Sevier, 1950 W. John Sevier Highway or Karns, 6930 Karns Crossing Ln. They can also be delivered to the Powell location, 7311 Morton View Ln. or the Tazewell Pike location, 7201 Tazewell Pk.
Trees must be cleaned of all ornaments, lights, wire, string and other decor before bringing them to be recycled.
For those whose light strands have shone for the last time, they can be kept out of a landfill by taking them directly to a Goodwill attendant at any City of Knoxville recycling drop-off center or the County convenience center at Halls, Dutchtown, John Sevier or Karns. Lights must be given to an attendant to be recycled. Lights can also be turned in at the City’s Hazardous Household Waste Facility at 1033 Elm St.
For more information, contact Paige Travis at his office number: 215-3659.

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