"The mulch will be used at the Columbus Botanical Gardens for their Nature Trail," explained executive director, Gloria Weston-Smith.
The last of the trees were dropped off at Britt David Park and four other locations around the city this weekend. But this is a statewide project that began in the 1990's. People who dropped trees off also received free seedlings on Saturday.
"So that they can go back and plant those trees and then just remember as those trees grow up, and mature that they had given a tree and received a tree during the Christmas holiday."
Keep Columbus Beautiful has been participating in Christmas tree recycling since the state began the initiative. But in recent years the number of people bringing their trees to the chipper has actually gone down. And that's not because people are not recycling.
"It was our goal to recycle about 3500 trees. In the past we've recycled over 5,000 trees. However, the Christmas tree recycling program has gone down a little bit with the sale of pre-lit trees," said Weston-Smith.
People also pick the trees up and use them for animal habitats. However you choose to recycle your tree, Keep Columbus Beautiful just wants to keep it out of the landfill.
Keep Columbus Beautiful's next program is a February 20th Arbor Day celebration.