There are more ways to dispose of your Christmas tree than just throwing it in the dumpster at the end of the holiday season. We’ve rounded up some places around Memphis that will gladly take your Christmas tree off your hands and recycle it. Here’s to winter cleaning and giving back to Planet Earth!
Where to Recycle Your Christmas Tree in Memphis
105 S. Germantown Pkwy., Cordova, TN 38018 • (901) 378-7470
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; closed Saturday & Sunday
Drop off your tree at Agricenter ShowPlace Arena between December 22 and January 6. Shelby County Public Works turns it into mulch that is available in the springtime. They just ask that you remove all tinsel and decorations.
Jones Mulch & Nature’s Earth
Jones Mulch: 6775 Whitten Pl., Memphis, TN 38133 • (901) 377-1758
Nature’s Earth (Arlington): 10961 Highway 64, East Arlington, TN 38002 • (901) 377-5340 Nature’s Earth (Memphis): 5471 Summer Ave., Memphis, TN 38134 • (901) 377-5340
Hours: Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m; Saturday, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.; closed Sunday
Jones Mulch and Nature’s Earth have a contract with the city to chop up discarded trees to make mulch that goes into the city’s flowerbeds as needed. Drop off your tree at any of the three above-listed locations, ensuring you remove all decorations first, and feel good that your recycled tree is going back into the earth!
Memphis Botanic Garden & The Yard
The Yard: 1735 Thomas Rd., Memphis, TN 38134 • (901) 833-9273
Hours: Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday, 7 a.m. to 2 p.m.; closed Sunday
Memphis Botanic Garden and The Yard are teaming up to recycle Christmas trees. Simply drop your tree off at The Yard during regular business hours, mention the Memphis Botanic Garden, and The Yard donates $5 per tree to the Garden. Hours are Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturday, 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Note The Yard is closed Christmas through New Year’s Day.
Neighborhoods in Lakeland, Arlington & Germantown
If you live in Lakeland, Arlington or Germantown and your tree is under four feet tall, leave it on the curb for the city to pick up. However, if your tree is over four feet, you can cut it into pieces and lay it on the curb.
Next time you want to toss your Christmas tree, be sure to check out these recycling options!
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