Even your Christmas tree can give back during the “Bring One for the Chipper” program from Keep Atlanta Beautiful!

Even little Christmas trees need to be mulched! You can recycle your Atlanta Christmas tree with Keep Atlanta Beautiful on January 9th, 2010!

Even little Christmas trees (like mine above) need to be mulched! You can recycle your Atlanta Christmas tree with Keep Atlanta Beautiful on January 9th, 2010.

Size doesn’t matter when it comes to recycling your Christmas tree this year. Keep Atlanta Beautiful invites metro Atlanta and Decatur residents to transform their Christmas trees into mulch this year with their annual “Bring One for the Chipper” program. As an added bonus, after saving your tree from a sad fate in a landfill, you can even request a pile of mulch for your own yard! Here’s how, direct from the Keep Atlanta Beautiful website:

The mulch from these trees has been used for playgrounds, local government beautification projects, and residential yards. The high quality, weed-free and pest-free mulch can be obtained for your large-scale landscaping project free of charge. Contact Davey Tree Service at 770-451-7911 for more information or download the Mulch Request Form.

This year’s event will take place at two Home Depots here in Atlanta from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, January 9th, 2010:

  • 650 Ponce de Leon Avenue (map it!)
  • 2525 Piedmont Avenue, Atlanta (map it!)

And Keep Atlanta Beautiful would like to extend a big thanks to Boy Scout Troop 298 for their service in helping unload the trees this year!

Don’t live in Atlanta? Just click here for the Keep Georgia Beautiful website where you can type in your zip code to find a recycling drop off point near you.

So come be one of thousands of Georgians recycling their trees into useful organic material and keeping them out of a landfill! Peggy Denby, the Executive Director of Keep Atlanta Beautiful, thanks you and encourages you to spread the word! You can also check out their website for more information.

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3 Responses to “Even your Christmas tree can give back during the “Bring One for the Chipper” program from Keep Atlanta Beautiful!”
  1. Matt Brietzke asked the question on facebook:
    How much did you pay Charlie Brown for that tree? 🙂

    And Alison Gootee tried to upstage me on facebook:
    For once, I’m greener than you! I have a fake tree we found in the shed. It’s clearly at least 3 (maybe now 4! Yay 2010) decades old, which is much older than any real tree. Yesssss!

  2. Shelley says:

    Many communities offer this neat program. I hope readers from other geographic areas looks into their communities Christmas Tree recycling program. Here in Maryland curbside tree collection runs from Dec 25th through Jan 14th. And the free mulch giveaway begins in the Spring.

    If you have a leaf shredder/mulcher you can take care of your own tree.

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