Sumter County and the City of Sumter are giving residents an opportunity to recycle their Christmas trees at the annual "Grinding of the Greens". Donated Christmas trees will be made into mulch. It gives residents a chance to be 'green' with their discarded trees.
Before donating your tree to the “Grinding of the Greens”, please note the following: Only live Christmas trees will be accepted-no wreaths, garland, greenery or tree stands. Please remove all tinsel, lights and decorations.
You can donate your tree at the following locations:
- County Recycling Centers: Rainaire Boulevard, Stamey Livestock Road, Cane Savannah Road, Pinewood Road, Queen Chapel Road, Bethel Church Road, Alligator Branch Road, Pleasant Grove Road and Spencer Road.
- At the entrance to Dillon Park (off Frontage Road).
- City residents may place their tree curbside (Please place it separate from your regular yard debris). The city will collect the trees starting on Monday, January 8th and run through Thursday, January 18th.
On Saturday, January 20, 2018 from 7 to 9 AM, at Dillon Park, FREE MULCH made from Christmas trees will be distributed to residents on a first-come, first-served basis. If you would like to have some mulch, bring containers or bags, tools to pick it up and a way to haul it. Even those who do not donate a tree can receive mulch.
For more information on Grinding of the Greens, call Sumter County Public Works at 803-436-2241 or City of Sumter Public Services at 803-436-2558.