KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (Dec. 18, 2013) – After the New Year, Knox County residents can bring their unwanted, live Christmas trees to these Knox County Convenience Centers for free disposal:
- Dutchtown Convenience Center – 10618 Dutchtown Rd
- Forks of the River Convenience Center – 3106 Water Plant Rd
- Halls Convenience Center – 3608 Neal Dr
- John Sevier Convenience Center – 1810 John Sevier Hwy
- Powell Convenience Center – 7311 Morton View Ln
- Tazewell Pike Convenience Center – 7201 Tazewell Pike
Knox County residents will be able to drop off trees throughout the entire month of January at no cost. Trees must be cleaned of all ornaments, lights, wire, string and other decor before bringing them to a center.
Why recycle trees?
Greenwaste, consisting of leaves, brush, logs, tree branches, grass, etc., typically makes up 20-30% of the total municipal solid waste stream. By recycling Christmas trees, Knox County hopes to raise awareness about the advantage of keeping this type of material out of area landfills, and instead utilizing it to produce mulch and other beneficial soil amendments.
For more information visit http://www.knoxcounty.org/solid_waste/christmas_treecycling.php