Plenty of volunteers will help the Alpharetta Natural Resources Commission with its Bring One for the Chipper Christmas Tree collection and recycling site opening at the Home Depot on Windward Parkway on Saturday, Jan. 4.
Alpharetta residents can bring their trees to The Home Depot located at 5300 Windward Parkway from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. on Saturday.
The Alpharetta-Johns Creek Kiwanis Club has sponsored Alpharetta's Bring One for the Chipper event at Home Depot for 10 of the event's 12 years, coming back on Saturday, Jan. 4.
They'll have volunteers at all three shifts of the event. But they won't be alone.
"The Alpharetta Young Men’s Service League is an awesome group of teenage boys and moms that joined as partners about four years ago and will also be there for all three shifts," Porter said.
"This is a fun event for us and we will be giving away native dogwood seedlings in exchange for Christmas trees," she said.
Participants can get more than a free seedling.
"The Windward Chick-Fil-A also gives us coupons for free food for participants and lunch for our wonderful volunteers," Porter said.
And Ferry Morse also donated vegetable and flower seed for giveaways.
Davey Tree chips trees from the site several times, as Porter said they typically get between 2,000 and 3,000 trees in the few weeks after Christmas.
A full load of fresh mulch can be requested by anyone and Davey Tree will deliver it free of charge as long as supplies last. To request mulch, download and fill out the Mulch Request Form.
Local sponsors are the Windward Parkway Home Depot, the Alpharetta-Johns Creek Kiwanis Club, Windward Parkway Chick-Fil-A Store, The Alpharetta Rotary Club and the Alpharetta Young Men’s Service League.