Recycle Your Christmas Tree 2016 in Cumming, GA

bring one for the chipper3,380 Christmas trees were recycled last year in Forsyth County, GA

If you have a real Christmas tree, what will you be doing with it after the holidays?

Keep Forsyth County Beautiful offers a wonderful recycling program right here in Forsyth County, GA.

Keep Forsyth County Beautiful (KFCB) invites residents to continue their annual tradition of recycling thousands of Christmas trees during the “Bring One for the Chipper” Christmas tree recycling event through January 30.

Christmas trees can be dropped off at locations conveniently located throughout the county where a wood chipper will process the trees into mulch.

On the designated dates and times, Christmas trees can be dropped off at the following locations:

Keep Forsyth County Beautiful (KFCB) invites residents to recycle their Christmas trees during the annual ‘Bring One for the Chipper’ event from December 26 through January 30. Last year, Forsyth County recycled 3,380 trees.

“Forsyth County has recycled 101,242 Christmas trees since the county began participating in the ‘Bring One for the Chipper’ program in 1994,” said Environmental Program Manager Tammy Wright. “All of the Christmas trees brought to us for recycling have either been placed in the lake as fish habitat or chipped into reusable mulch. We look forward to keeping trees out of landfills every year.”

On the designated dates and times, Christmas trees can be dropped off at the following Forsyth County locations:

Home Depot – 1000 Market Place Boulevard
Home Depot – 2635 Peachtree Parkway
January 7, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Vickery Creek Elementary School – 6280 Post Road
December 26 through January 7, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Tolbert Street Recycling Convenience Center – 351 Tolbert Street
December 26 through January 30 (closed on Sundays), from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Old Atlanta Recycling Convenience Center – 3678 Old Atlanta Road
December 26 through January 30 (closed on Sundays), from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Coal Mountain Recycling Convenience Center – 3560 Settingdown Road
December 26 through January 30 (closed on Sundays), from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

All three county recycling convenience centers will close at 1 p.m. on Saturday, December 31, and remain closed until 7:30 a.m. Tuesday, January 3, in observance of New Year’s Day. The centers will also be closed Monday, January 16, in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

Wood chips made from the recycled trees are available on a first-come, first-served basis year-round to county residents, just inside Coal Mountain Park located at 3560 Settingdown Road. Residents are responsible for loading and hauling their own wood chips.

For more information on Christmas tree recycling, visit keepforsythcountybeautiful.org or call KFCB at (770) 205-4573.

 

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