Where to go
Jan. 4, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
* Home Depot, 1000 Market Place Blvd.
* Home Depot, 2635 Peachtree Pkwy.
* Vickery Creek Elementary School, 6280 Post Road
Now-Jan. 25, 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
* Tolbert Street Recycling Center, 351 Tolbert St.
* Old Atlanta Recycling Center, 3678 Old Atlanta Road
* Coal Mountain Recycling Center, 3560 Settingdown Road
* Note: These locations will be closed Jan. 1 and 20
* For more information call KFCB at (770) 205-4573
’Twas two days after Christmas and not nearly as exciting, but it’s about that time to take the tree for recycling.
The annual “Bring One for the Chipper” Christmas tree recycling event started Thursday and runs through Jan. 25 at Forsyth County convenience centers.
On Jan. 4, residents can also drop of trees at either Home Depot in the county or Vickery Creek Elementary School.
Keep Forsyth County Beautiful organizes the annual event, in which more than 8,700 live trees were recycled last year.
Christmas trees — with decorations removed — can be dropped off where a wood chipper will process the trees into mulch.
“Recycling Christmas trees provides a convenient way for residents to dispose of their tree, and it is also good for the environment,” said Tammy Wright, environmental program manager. “We are excited to see the number of trees recycled in Forsyth County continue to increase every year.”
The county’s three recycling centers will accept trees for nearly a month, except for Jan. 1 for New Year’s Day and Jan. 20 for Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
On Jan. 4, three other locations will be available for drop-off for that day only, and volunteers from the community will be on site to help out.
Also that day, residents can pick up free tree seedlings and vegetable seeds until supplies run out.
In addition, wood chips will be available for county residents near the county roads and bridges facility on County Way just off of Ga. 400 in north Forsyth. Interested residents are responsible for loading and hauling their own wood chips.
“Bring One for the Chipper” started in Georgia in 1991. Forsyth residents have been participating since 1994 and have recycled more than 80,000 trees during that time.