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Buy a Live Christmas Tree, 'Bring One for the Chipper' Later to Recycle It

Mark Jan. 4, 2014 on your calendar to drop your tree for chipping into mulch.

Worried about being stuck with a live Christmas tree in your hoouse after the holidays? There's no need, as the Alpharetta Natural Resources Commission and its partners will once again offer the "Bring One for the Chipper" program.

Thanks to the commission, Keep Georgia Beautiful and other partners, you can recycle your old Christmas tree during the 24th annual "Bring One for the Chipper" on Saturday, Jan. 4, from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Home Depot at 5300 Windward Parkway.

Trees will be chipped into mulch by the Davey Tree Expert Company.  Mulch is then used for public beautification projects and is available free to Alpharetta citizens.  To request mulch, fill out the request form on the Alpharetta website.

 at www.alpharetta.ga.us.

This program is part of a statewide effort to reuse Christmas trees.  Keep Georgia Beautiful and the Georgia Department of Community Affairs have joined with corporate sponsors: The Home Depot, 11 Alive and the Davey Tree Expert Company to sponsor this recycling program.  Our 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.

Information for all drop-off areas is available by zip code on the “Bring One for the Chipper” website.

Since 1991 “Bring One for the Chipper” has collected more than five million trees and provided over one million tree seedlings to participants.  Last year more than 250,000 trees were recycled.  The program produces tangible environmental benefits.   

For more information email Terry Porter with the City of Alpharetta or call her at 678-297-6200.


 

 

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