Where to recycle live Christmas trees in Oak Ridge

OAK RIDGE, Tenn. (Jan. 12, 2021) — Those looking to get rid of their live Christmas trees can take them to the parking lot at Big Turtle Park or the Waste Connections Warehouse Road Convenience Center. 

When you pull into the Big Turtle Park parking lot, there are signs that say where to leave the trees and where you can leave live wreaths. If you have any plastic bags or garbage to dispose of, please place it in the trash bin nearby and do not leave it with the pile of trees.

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

Trees are also accepted at the Waste Connections Convenience Center at 400 Warehouse Road through the end of January.

For more information, contact Waste Connections of Tennessee at (865) 482-3656.