Christmas Tree Recycling Available in Oak Ridge

POSTED: December 14, 2016

The City of Oak Ridge is offering two drop-off locations for citizens to recycle their live Christmas trees after the holidays.

Signs have been posted in both locations. The drop-offs are:

  • Big Turtle Park, 2525 Oak Ridge Turnpike (parking lot)
  • Solway Park, 205 Edgemoor Road (boat launch parking lot)

Trees will be accepted any time through January 29, 2017. On Saturday, January 14, and Saturday, January 21, Recreation and Parks Department employees will be available to assist with unloading trees at the Big Turtle Park drop-off location from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Please be sure to remove all tinsel and other decorations from the Christmas trees before dropping them off for recycling. Wreaths and garland will also be accepted, but no brush.

For more information, contact the Recreation and Parks Department by phone at (865) 425-3450 or visit their departmental website at