Christmas is over, so what becomes of your tree after you strip it of lights and ornaments?
You could just toss it out, or you could help the environment, at no cost to you. There are several places in north Fulton County where folks can recycle their Christmas trees for free.
Keep Georgia Beautiful will host the 27th annual “Bring One for the Chipper” initiative on Saturday, Jan. 6, but some locations are already accepting trees, and at different times.
Trees can be dropped off at the following locations:
• Home Depot at 6400 Peachtree Dunwoody Road in Sandy Springs: through Jan. 14, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
• Sandy Springs Recycling Center at 470 Morgan Falls Road in Sandy Springs: through Jan. 13, Monday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
• Home Depot at 5300 Windward Parkway in Alpharetta: Jan. 6, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
• Home Depot at 5950 State Bridge Road in Johns Creek: through Jan. 14, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
• Home Depot at 870 Woodstock Road in Roswell: Jan. 6, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
• Home Depot at 1580 Holcomb Bridge Road in Roswell: Jan. 6, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Before dropping off, folks should remove all lights, ornaments and decorations from the tree. Also make sure your tree hasn’t been sprayed with fake snow or other artificial materials.
The recycling effort keeps trees out of landfills and breaks them down into mulch, which can be used in projects around the county, at playgrounds and for other landscaping purposes. Free mulch from the trees will be available upon request by contacting Davey Tree Expert Co. at 770-451-7911.
More than 250,000 trees were recycled in Georgia through last year’s program.
For questions about the event, contact Keep North Fulton Beautiful at firstname.lastname@example.org or 770-551-7766. For folks not in north Fulton County, visit the Keep Georgia Beautiful website to find a recycling center near you.
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