"Bring one for the Chipper" Christmas tree recycling event
WHEN: Saturday, January 7, 2017, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
WHAT: Area residents will go green and drop off Christmas trees to be chipped into mulch or used as a wildlife habitat. The event educates the public on recycling and environmental conservation. It also allows communities to put discarded Christmas trees to good use. The program has been a holiday tradition in Georgia for more than 26 years and is the largest tree recycling program in the nation.
WHERE: Your old tree will be reused as mulch or wildlife habitat. Drop off your undecorated Christmas tree for recycling at the Park’n Ride across from the Pickens County Chamber of Commerce Building in Newton Park (500 Stegall Street)
FOR INFORMATION CALL: Keep Pickens Beautiful, 706-253-3600 or visit us at www.keeppickensbeautiful.org or on Facebook
* 108,468 trees were collected in GA . Of these 105.369 were recycled into mulch for playgrounds, city and county landscap8ing projects, and individual homes.
Pickens contributed 140 of the tress collected.
* 1,116 trees were sunk into lakes across the state to provide fish habitats. 1,587 were wsed for fuel or other uses.
* Over 6 million Christmas trees have been recycled and diverted from land fills since the start of the program.
* 60 local governments and / or organizations participated.
* 189 collection sites were set up throughout the State.
* 1,167 volunteers donated 5,071 hours of time.were set up throughout