Before you throw out your Christmas tree, Metro Public Works wants you to consider recycling it.
Through Feb. 6, you can drop off your tree at one of 11 different locations in Nashville.
Public works employees take the recycled trees to the Bordeaux Mulching Facility to be chipped and composted into mulch, which is then sold at the facility.
Trees must have lights, ornaments, icicles, tinsel, garland and all other decorations removed, and no flocked trees can be accepted.
In 2012, Metro collected some 16,700 Christmas trees through the drop-off program. By recycling the trees into mulch, rather than putting them in the trash, you help keep them out of landfills and save the city on disposal fees.
The drop-off locations are as follows:
Cane Ridge Park
Una Recreation Center
Cedar Hill Park
Two Rivers Park
Joelton Community Park
Edwin Warner Park
Lakewood City Hall
Christmas trees may also be placed with your brush and will be collected through the brush program on your regularly scheduled route.