In an effort to reduce curbside disposal of Christmas trees, Keep Athens-Clarke County Beautiful is encouraging citizens to recycle their Christmas tree at the “Bring One for the Chipper” event Saturday, January 3rd between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m.
As part of a statewide effort to reuse Christmas trees, Keep Athens-Clarke County Beautiful and the ACC Solid Waste Department are sponsoring seven local drop-off sites where residents can recycle their used Christmas trees. Trees will be chipped into mulch or used as wildlife habitat. Participants that recycle their tree during the January 3rd event will receive a tree seedling while supplies last. Seedling species include: Green Ash, Dogwood, Red Cedar, Catalpa, and Swamp Chestnut Oak.
The Athens-Clarke County drop off locations include Cofer’s Home and Garden Showplace, Sandy Creek Nature Center, Barrow Elementary School, Chase Street Elementary School, Recycling Centers as the Lexington Highway Tag Office, Georgia Square Mall Theater Parking Lot and the Winterville Public Works Building.
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