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Starting today, Davidson County residents can bring their Christmas trees to one of 11 drop off sites. Public Works will collect the trees for mulching at the city's Bordeaux Mulch Facility.
All trees must be free of lights, ornaments, icicles, all tinsel and garland. No flocked trees will be accepted.
Recycling live Christmas trees into mulch, keeps them out of landfills and helps save Metro the cost of disposal fees. Almost 18,000 Christmas trees are recycled each year through the Metro Public Works/Metro Parks and Recreation drop-off program. This is the eighth year for the program.
Natural brown mulch, made from Christmas trees and yard brush, is sold at the Bordeaux facility for eleven dollars a cubic yard.
Metro Nashville 2012 Christmas Tree Drop-Off Locations:
Cane Ridge, 419 Battle Road
Cedar Hill, 860 Old Hickory Blvd.
Edwin Warner, 50 Vaughn Road
Elmington, 3531 West End Ave.
Joelton Community Park, 21 Joelton Community Center Road
Richland, 4601 Charlotte Pike
Sevier, corner of Clayton Ave and Granny White Pike, near picnic shelters
Two Rivers, 3150 McGavock Pike
Whitfield, Edmondson Pike at Brewer Drive
Una Recreation Center, 136 Una Recreation Road
Former Lakewood City Hall Bldg, 3401 Old Hickory Blvd, Old Hickory
Thursday, December 27 2012, 07:44 AM CST
Body found in Percy Priest Lake
May 25, 2013 20:14 GMT
SMYRNA, Tenn. (AP) -- Authorities say a body has been found in Percy Priest Lake in Middle Tennessee.
WSMV-TV (http://bit.ly/16gYKys) reports officials with Metro Police, the Office of Emergency Management and Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency were at the scene Saturday at Hole In The Wall Island. The body was reported to authorities about 11 a.m.
TWRA officials say they believe the deceased man is a boater who disappeared in the lake two weeks ago.
Police said the agencies coordinated with each other to get a boat in the water and recover the body.
Information from: WSMV-TV, http://www.wsmv.com/
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