Recycle your Christmas tree

BLYTHEWOOD – Recycle your live Christmas trees through the annual Grinding of the Greens program offered by the Keep the Midlands Beautiful! program. Trees can be dropped off at any of 21 locations between Dec. 26 and Jan. 11. Locations can be found at www.keepthemidlandsbeautiful.org or by calling 733-1139.

Before dropping off trees:

  • remove all lights, tinsel and ornaments and the stand from the tree
  • drop off trees only. Wreaths, garland and other greenery are not accepted
  • remove tree from bag
  • remove any string, wire or ties on the tree

Christmas tree drop-off locations nearest Blythewood:

Clemson Institute for Economic & Community Development – 900 Clemson Road.

Richland County Tennis Center-7500 Parklane Road, Columbia M-TH, 9 a.m. – 9 p.m.; Fri, 9: a.m. – 6 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m. -3 p.m.
City of Columbia Compost Facility –121 Humane Lane, Columbia. (off Shop Road across from SPCA). M-F, 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Free mulch made from the recycled trees will be available to the public at the following two locations on Saturday, Jan. 13 from 8:30 a.m. until the mulch runs out: South Carolina State Farmers Market (3483 Charleston Highway, West Columbia) and Seven Oaks Park (200 Leisure Lane; near the intersection of St. Andrews & Piney Grove roads).