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Record number of trees recycled
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Forsyth County News


Forsyth County residents have again surpassed the previous year's total for recycled Christmas trees during the annual "Bring One for the Chipper" program.

According to Keep Forsyth County Beautiful figures, more than 6,000 trees were dropped off for recycling, passing last year's tally of 5,950.

Including this year's event, residents have recycled more than 70,000 trees since 1994, when the county first began participating in the statewide program.

Tammy Wright, KFCB director, thanked all the volunteers for their time and leadership at the tree recycling locations throughout the county.

The statewide recycling effort started in 1991 in response to a Georgia law that prevented trees from going to regular landfills.

In Georgia, the program has handled about 5 million trees.