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    Christmas Tree Recycling

    KFCB recycles thousands of trees during annual ‘Chipper’ event  

    After the final ornaments are removed from the Christmas tree, Keep Forsyth County Beautiful (KFCB) is inviting residents to recycle their trees at numerous locations throughout the county during the “Bring One for the Chipper” Christmas tree recycling event now through January 28. A wood chipper at the locations processes the trees into mulch.  

    Forsyth County residents have made it a tradition to conclude the holiday season by recycling thousands of Christmas trees during the annual event. In 2011 alone, residents recycled more than 6,000 trees.  

    “Recycling these trees provides mulch to cover walking trails as well as help the ground around plants retain moisture,” said Environmental Program Manager Tammy Wright. “We are excited to see the number of Forsyth County residents recycling their trees increasing every year.”  

    On the designated dates and times, Christmas trees can be dropped off at the following locations:  

    · Home Depot - 1000 Market Place Boulevard
    Accepting trees only January 7, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
    Please, no trees at this site after 4 p.m. on January 7  

    · Home Depot - 2635 Peachtree Parkway
    Accepting trees only January 7, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
    Please, no trees at this site after 4 p.m. on January 7   

    · Vickery Creek Elementary - 6280 Post Road
    Accepting trees December 26 through January 7, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
    Please, no trees at this site after 4 p.m. on January 7  

    · Tolbert Street Recycling Convenience Center - 351 Tolbert Street
    770.781.2176, open Monday - Saturday, 7:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
    Accepting trees December 26 through January 28  

    · Old Atlanta Recycling Convenience Center - 3678 Old Atlanta Road
    770.205.3010, open Monday - Saturday, 7:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
    Accepting trees December 26 through January 28  

    · Coal Mountain Recycling Convenience Center - 3560 Settingdown Road
    770.781.2071, open Monday - Saturday, 7:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
    Accepting trees December 26 through January 28  

    Please note that all three recycling convenience centers will be closed Monday, January 2 in observance of New Year’s Day and Monday, January 16 in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.  

    Free tree seedlings and vegetable seeds will be available while supplies last on Saturday, January 7, 2012 at all sites beginning at 9 a.m. on a first come, first served basis.  

    If you are interested in receiving mulch created by the tree recycling, visit www.keepgeorgiabeautiful.org and click on the chipper icon in the center of the page for more information. Wood chips are also available for county residents near the Forsyth County Roads and Bridges facility on County Way. Interested residents are responsible for loading and hauling their own wood chips.   

    For more information call KFCB at 770.205.4573.  

    “Bring One for the Chipper” started in Georgia in 1991. Forsyth County residents have been participating since 1994 and have recycled more than 70,000 trees during that time.  

         
     
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