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New Location Set for 21st Annual “Grinding of the Greens”
Fayetteville Christmas Tree Pickup Begins Jan. 5, 2015; Trees Will Be Recycled January 10 at Fayetteville Community Garden

The  21st Annual Grinding of the Greens Christmas  Tree Recycling program will have a new location in 2015!  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 the trees from Fayetteville city residents in a special tree pickup beginning Monday Jan. 5, 2015.  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 5.  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 10.    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 10.