Christmas Tree Recycling Locations

Monday, December 23, 2013

Hamilton County is once again accepting Christmas trees at any hour of the day at all five Hamilton County Recycling Centers through the month of January. Each center has a designated space located outside the gate for Christmas trees. 

Participation is encouraged as trees dropped-off will be used by the Tennessee Department of Wildlife and Forestry Division and the Hamilton County Highway Department.  The Highway Department chips the trees into mulch for walking trails, landscaping and landfill ground cover. Hamilton County residents are welcome to pick-up mulch from the chip yard located at the Highway Department on Standifer Gap Road at no charge.

Household recyclables are accepted at the centers during normal center hours. 

Hamilton County's Recycling Centers:  Locations and Hours

Standifer Gap Recycling Center
7625 Standifer Gap Road, 855-6125
Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Saturday 8 a.m.-4 p.m.

Sequoyah Recycling Center
9525 Lovell Road, Soddy- Daisy, 842-2391
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday 8 a.m.-4 p.m.

Highway 58 Recycling Center
5414 Highway 58, 326-0992
Monday and Wednesday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Saturday 8 a.m.-4 p.m.

Red Bank Recycling Center
4851-B Dayton Blvd., 876-2010
Tuesday and Thursday. 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Saturday 8 a.m.-4 p.m.


Middle Valley Recycling Center
1900 Crabtree Road, Hixson, 843-9317
Monday and Wednesday 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Saturday 8 a.m.-4 p.m.



TDOT Suspends Construction-Related Lane Closures For Memorial Day Weekend

Motorists won’t be slowed down by road construction as they travel Tennessee’s highways this Memorial Day weekend.  The Tennessee Department of Transportation will suspend all construction-related lane closures on interstates and state routes beginning at  12:00 noon  on  Friday, May 27  through  6:00 a.m.  on  Tuesday, May 31 .  ... (click for more)

Downtown Parking Meters Will Be Free On Memorial Day

The Chattanooga Parking Authority has announced downtown parking meters will not be enforced (and need not be paid) on Monday, in honor of Memorial Day. Parking in an unlawful area or manner (bus or loading zones, yellow curb, no parking, handicap space, Fort Wood Residential District, etc.) is enforceable 24 hours/seven days a week. For more information, contact the Chattanooga ... (click for more)

Sources Say Domestic Incident Involving Mayor's Aide Came After Husband Confronted Her And Mayor Behind Restaurant; Berke Says Charge "Absolutely False"; Fletcher Says Gave Shelter To Lacie Stone; Case Handled Like Any Other

A domestic disorder involving a top female aide to Mayor Andy Berke was sparked after her husband recently confronted the aide and the mayor in a parked car behind a Mexican restaurant, several sources said.   Mayor Andy Berke said late Tuesday night, "Last weekend a member of my senior staff was the victim of a domestic assault involving her husband. Upon being arrested ... (click for more)

Attorney For Bobby Stone Hits Berke, Fletcher For Commenting On Pending Case

The attorney for Bobby Stone on Wednesday said it was "fundamentally wrong" for Mayor Andy Berke and Police Chief Fred Fletcher to comment on the case in which Mr. Stone is charged with domestic assault against his wife, Berke advisor Lacie Stone. Attorney Lee Davis said the comments were unfair and "a disservice to the court." Mayor Berke denied any inappropriate contact ... (click for more)

Case Handled Like Any Other? - And Response

It is interesting that Chief Fletcher would deem the handling of the Mayor's encounter as typical or normal. Is the Chief asking the public to believe that all misdemeanor domestic violence arrests include a 4-hour taped interrogation, and delayed reporting after a visit to the Chief’s house. Of course, we believe that Chief Fletcher. April Eidson * * *  I ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Christian Schools Bully, Too

Earlier this week, after I shared a story about bullying written by a very brave mother, it opened a floodgate of emails from parents and students who have been forced to endure such madness in our elementary, junior and senior high schools. Discipline is the No. 1 problem in our schools. Because of it, or because of a lack of it, no wonder our children cannot achieve all that ... (click for more)