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.