Bring One for the Chipper in Sandy Springs

Recycle that Tree! ….Bring One For The Chipper! on Saturday, January 4, 2014, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Recycle your Christmas tree at the Sandy Springs Recycling Center or The Home Depot in Sandy Springs.

Area residents can put discarded Christmas trees to good use during Keep Sandy Springs Beautiful’s Christmas tree recycling program, “Bring One for the Chipper.” The program has been a holiday tradition in Georgia for more than 20 years and is the largest tree recycling program in the nation. This year the program is expanding in Sandy Springs to include clothing and small household items, to be donated to American Kidney Services.

Drop-off day is Saturday, Jan. 4, at The Home Depot, 6400 Peachtree Dunwoody Road, and also at the Sandy Springs Recycling Center at 470 Morgan Falls Road. Hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Please remove decorations and lights before dropping off trees.

Trees will be chipped into mulch by The Davey Tree Expert Company. The mulch will be used for playgrounds, public beautification projects, wildlife habitat and homeowner landscaping projects. Mulch is available free to the public upon request, by contacting Davey Tree at 770-451-7911.

Keep Georgia Beautiful and the Georgia Department of Community Affairs join corporate sponsors The Home Depot, 11Alive, Earth, and The Davey Tree Expert Company to sponsor the statewide Christmas tree recycling program.

Since 1991, “Bring One for the Chipper,” has collected over 6 million trees for beneficial reuse. For more information, contact Kim Branch at Keep Sandy Springs Beautiful at 770-551-7766.

Bring One for the Chipper is Georgia’s annual Christmas tree recycling program. Each year, Keep Georgia Beautiful works with private sponsors to organize the recycling event.

The Chipper program involves hundreds of Georgia communities and thousands of volunteers. Since its inception, the program has recycled over 4.8 million Christmas trees. The mulch from these trees has been used for playgrounds, local government beautification projects, and individual yards. You can support the Chipper program by bringing your cut Christmas tree to a designated drop off site or volunteering with your local coordinator to collect trees.

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