Grinding of the Greens
The 23rd Annual Grinding of the Greens Christmas Tree Recycling program is scheduled for Saturday, January 14, 2017! Designed to protect and enhance our environment, Grinding of the Greens encourages Fayetteville residents to recycle their live Christmas trees and since 1994, has kept thousands of pounds of recyclable material out of our landfills. This year, employees of the Fayetteville Public Works Commission, City of Fayetteville and Duke Energy Progress (DEP) are partnering to turn the trees into mulch for the Fayetteville Community Garden and other local parks.
The City of Fayetteville will collect live trees from Fayetteville city residents in a special tree pickup beginning Monday Jan. 9, 2017. Pickups are separate from yard waste, trash or recycle pickups and city residents should put their trees out for curbside collection by the morning of January 9. All lights, stands and trimmings should be removed from your tree. If you live outside the City or miss the pickup, you may drop your tree at the Fayetteville Community Garden, located at the corner of Van Story and Mann Street just off Old Wilmington Road any day before January 14. PWC and DEP volunteers will grind them into mulch at the Grinding of the Greens which begins at 8:30 am at the Community Garden on January 14.