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Where to Recycle Your Christmas Tree

This year's "Bring One for the Chipper" tree recycling event is being held at the Home Depot on Cumberland Parkway Saturday.

What can you do with your live Christmas tree after the holidays are over? Bring it for the Chipper today!

The Home Depot on Cumberland Parkway and Keep Smyrna Beautiful are hosting the Smyrna-Vinings area site for the Christmas tree recycling event on Saturday, Jan. 5.

Keep Smyrna Beautiful will offer citizens a free tree seedling for each tree dropped off while they last. Vegetable and flower seed packets will also be available. Volunteers will be on hand to direct traffic and to help citizens unload their trees. Davey Tree Experts will chip the trees and deliver free mulch. Last year, 67,175 trees were chipped in the Metro Atlanta area.

If you would like to donate your tree, simply remove all the ornaments and the base and bring it to the Home Depot on Cumberland Parkway between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. on Saturday. Please do not bring wreathes and garland. The wire used to hold them together cannot be chipped.

To volunteer, call Keep Smyrna Beautiful at 770-431-2863. For information on mulch delivery call Davey Tree Experts at 770-451-7911.

Since the beginning of the "Bring One for the Chipper" program more than 20 years ago, 5.9 million trees have been recycled and diverted from the landfills. Last year 164,806 trees were collected across the state. Of these 160,462 were recycled into mulch for playgrounds, city and county landscaping projects, and individual homes.

Zachary_ January 06, 2013 at 05:08 AM
Oops! Our Christmas tree is still at home!
Paul Johnson February 06, 2013 at 10:51 PM
wow...im glad i came across this article...my fam is always trying to find new ways to reuse or make better use of stuff. and since we are big on christmas i will def let them know about this. we get a lot of decorations from different places like the homeseasons website and its always a good time. usually have like 3 trees throughout our home, so we can def make something of this.

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