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Grinding of the Greens Live Christmas Tree Recycling Starts Jan. 9

Fayetteville Christmas Tree Pickup Begins Monday, Jan. 9, 2023

The Annual Grinding of the Greens Christmas Tree Recycling program, a Fayetteville holiday tradition since 1994,  continues in 2023. The annual program is celebrating its 29th year of protecting and enhancing our environment.  Grinding of the Greens encourages Fayetteville residents to recycle their live Christmas trees and since its beginning, has kept thousands of pounds of recyclable material out of our landfills.  The long-standing partnership between Fayetteville Public Works Commission, Cumberland-Fayetteville Parks & Recreation and Duke Energy Progress (DEP) turns live Christmas trees into mulch for the Fayetteville Community Garden and other local parks.  

The Cumberland-Fayetteville Parks and Recreation will collect the trees from Fayetteville city residents in a special tree pickup beginning Monday Jan. 9, 2023.  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 the tree.  Residents who live outside the City or miss the pickup, may drop off trees at the Fayetteville Community Garden, located at the corner of Van Story and Mann Street just off Old Wilmington Road any day before January 21.  PWC and DEP volunteers will grind them into mulch at the Grinding of the Greens the Community Garden on January 21, following a ceremonial start at 8:30 am.


Overview: 29th Annual Grinding of the Greens – City of Fayetteville Update