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Christmas Tree Recycling

After the New Year, bring your unwanted, live Christmas trees for free disposal. 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 be tree-cycled.


Locations of Christmas Treecycling

  • Dutchtown Convenience Center – 10618 Dutchtown Road
  • Forks of the River Convenience Center – 3106 Water Plant Road
  • Halls Convenience Center – 3608 Neal Drive
  • John Sevier Convenience Center – 1810 John Sevier Hwy
  • Powell Convenience Center – 7311 Morton View Lane
  • Tazewell Pike Convenience Center – 7201 Tazewell Pike

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 which can be returned to the landscape.


More Information:

For more information about Treecycling contact the Knox County Recycling Coordinator.

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Solid Waste Administrative Office

205 West Baxter Avenue
Knoxville, TN 37917

Phone: 865-215-JUNK (5865)
Fax: 865-215-5820

Solid Waste administrative Office Hours:
Monday - Friday
8:00 am - 4:30 pm
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