19th Annual Grinding of the Greens Set
Christmas Tree Pickup Starts Jan. 7, Trees Will Be Recycled January 12, 2013
The employees of the Fayetteville Public Works Commission, City of Fayetteville and Progress Energy will join forces for the 19th straight year in the annual “Grinding of the Greens” Christmas Tree Recycling program.
Designed to protect and enhance our environment, this program encourages Fayetteville residents to recycle their live Christmas trees and keeps recyclable material out of our landfills. The City of Fayetteville collects the trees and employees from PWC and Progress Energy volunteer their time to grind them up to be used for mulch at the Cape Fear Botanical Garden. The mulch will be used on woodland paths and flowerbeds at the Garden. The annual event will take place on Saturday, January 12, 2013.
Fayetteville city residents can put their trees out for curbside collection by Monday, January 7, 2013. The City will make special pickups Jan. 7-11 -pickups are separate from yard waste, trash or recycle pickups. 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 Botanical Gardens (Hwy 301 North) any day before January 12. The Garden entrance is accessible even though the Cape Fear River Bridge replacement project has begun. The Grinding of the Greens begins at 8:30 am at the Botanical Gardens on January 12. Fayetteville Mayor Tony Chavonne will signal the beginning of the event, instructing the volunteers to start their chippers!