Christmas Tree Collection

Public Service Director

Chad Weth
[email protected]
(865) 215-2060

3131 Morris Ave.
Knoxville, TN 37909

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Live Christmas trees are collected with brush in City neighborhoods. After all decorations have been removed, trees should be placed at the street for collection. Please note that Public Service Department crews will be concentrating on leaf collection and will pick up brush and Christmas trees as time allows. The regular two week schedule for brush will not begin until March 1, depending on the area of the city. Thank you for your patience


You can recycle your old or unwanted Christmas lights at the following locations:

• Any donation store should take working holiday lights. If they're not in working condition, you can still bring them to any Goodwill donation store for recycling.
• Any City of Knoxville recycling drop-off center (only when given to a Goodwill attendant between 8am - 8pm!)
• County Convenience Centers at Halls, Dutchtown, John Sevier and Karns (must be given to an attendant!)
• The City of Knoxville Household Hazardous Waste facility located at 1033 Elm St (for City and Knox County residents only)


City residents can also take advantage of Knox County's Tree-Cycling program.

From Tuesday, Jan. 2 through Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2023, Knox County residents may bring their live Christmas trees to any Knox County Convenience Center for free recycling. Please note that Convenience Centers are always closed on Wednesdays, Sundays, and published holidays.
  • Carter Convenience Center – 8815 Asheville Highway
  • Dutchtown Convenience Center – 10618 Dutchtown Road
  • Halls Convenience Center – 3608 Neal Drive
  • John Sevier Convenience Center – 1950 West John Sevier Highway
  • Karns Convenience Center – 6930 Karns Crossing Lane
  • Powell Convenience Center – 7311 Morton View Lane
  • Tazewell Pike Convenience Center – 7201 Tazewell Pike

Trees must be cleaned of all ornaments, lights, wire, string and other decor. Only trees are accepted, no other green waste or tree limbs. Click here for more information.