The City of Greenville is once again sponsoring its annual “Grinding of the Greens” Christmas tree recycling program. For the convenience of city residents, trees can be placed at the curb for collection on regularly scheduled pick-up days or taken to one of four convenient locations for recycling. All trees must be free of debris such as ornaments, tinsel, ribbons and lights to be recycled. Drop-off locations include:
• Holmes Park (Twin Lake Road & Holmes Drive)
• Timmons Park (Oxford Street & Blackburn Street)
• Gower Park (Laurel Creek Lane & Laurens Road)
• West Greenville Community Center (8 Rochester Street)
The locations listed above will be open through January 20, 2012. Curbside pick-up within the city limits will continue for as long as needed. Trees and trimmings are ground into mulch, which can be picked up free of charge at Twin Chimneys Landfill from 9:00 a.m. – 12 p.m. and 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. Call the Twin Chimneys Landfill at (864) 243-9672 for more information.
All holiday boxes, tissue paper and wrapping paper (except foil-lined) can be recycled at the curb and at the City’s Recycling and Environmental Education Center at 800 East Stone Avenue. Visit http://www.greenvillesc.gov/publicworks/AboutRecycling.aspx to learn more about the City’s recycling programs.
The Greenville Drive and Duke Energy are hosting a holiday lights recycling drive at Fluor Field. Throughout January, you can drop off non-working holiday lights at the Drive Team Store, located outside the Main Street Gate to Fluor Field, and they will be properly recycled. Fans that recycle their lights at Fluor Field will be given a 25% off savings certificate toward future purchases at the Drive Team Store.