The City of Oak Ridge has two drop-off locations available for residents to recycle their Christmas trees after the holidays, and employees will help with drop-offs on two Saturdays in January.
Signs are already posted in both locations. The drop-offs are:
- Big Turtle Park, 2525 Oak Ridge Turnpike (parking lot)
- Solway Park, 205 Edgemoor Road (parking lot adjacent to the boat launch)
Trees will be accepted any time through January 28, 2018. On Saturday, January 13, and Saturday, January 20, Oak Ridge Recreation and Parks Department employees will be on site to help with unloading trees at the Big Turtle Park drop-off location from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m., a press release said.
“Please be sure to remove all tinsel and other decorations from the Christmas trees before dropping them off for recycling,” the press release said. “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 orrecparks.oakridgetn.gov.