The tree recycling event for Chamblee residents is cancelled. If you leave your tree at the curb, it will be picked up.
Chamblee, GA, January 3, 2017 – The Post Reports – The City of Chamblee and Keep Chamblee Beautiful say they want to “chip” in and help residents get their houses back in order after the Christmas holidays. “We have made at least one household decision free, easy and eco-friendly during this holiday season,” says a City release.
Bring One for the Chipper, Georgia’s annual Christmas tree recycling program, invites residents to bring their trees to Chamblee’s Public Works Facility located at 3210 Cumberland Dr., Chamblee, GA 30341 on Saturday, January 7, 2017, from 9AM-12PM.
Residents dropping off their tree in Chamblee will receive a free tree seedling (dogwoods and oaks), along with fruit and vegetable seeds for their Spring garden. There will also be free desserts and hot apple cider. If you don’t have a tree to recycle, please still stop by, say hello and pick up some goodies.
“After more than twenty years, Bring One for the Chipper remains one of our most popular programs. The trip to drop off the tree is a cherished holiday tradition for many Georgians and one that starts the New Year off right, focusing on making easy, sustainable choices,” said Sarah Visser, Executive Director of the Keep Georgia Beautiful Foundation.
Christmas tree recycling programs like Chipper support eco-friendly holiday efforts that have a greater influence and according to the National Christmas Tree Association (www.realchristmastrees.org), 98% of real Christmas trees are grown on farms throughout all 50 states and Canada. Real trees are a renewable, recyclable resource. On average, for each tree harvested, three seedlings are planted in its place.
An estimated 40-45 million Christmas trees are planted annually throughout North America absorbing carbon dioxide, producing oxygen and supporting local economies. Chipper trees will be recycled into mulch for playgrounds, public beautification projects, wildlife habitat and homeowner landscaping projects. Mulched landscapes help absorb runoff and prevent erosion during times of heavy rainfall.
Since 1991, “Bring One for the Chipper,” has collected over 6 million trees for beneficial reuse. Chamblee has been participating in the event for over a decade now and we are proud to be part of such a great tradition.