Keep Liberty Beautiful, Georgia Power and the Georgia Forestry Commission invite area residents to “chip in” and turn in live, undecorated Christmas trees for recycling after the holidays.
The annual Christmas-tree recycling event runs from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. through Saturday, Jan. 10, at the Liberty County Health Department, 1113 E. Oglethorpe Highway. Those who drop off trees Jan. 10 will receive a tree seedling and Ferry Morse Seeds. Trees also can be brought in for recycling at the health department or any of the following sites through Jan. 9:
• 25 S. Dairy Road in Gum Branch
• 156 Pate Rogers Road in Fleming
• 836 Limerick Road, near Lake George
• 64 Left Field Road (Highway 84 at Miller Park)
• 619 JV Road (west of Hinesville)
• 50 Isle of Wight Road in Midway
• 344 Fort Morris Road, near Sunbury
• 111 Carter Road (behind the old Poole’s Deli)
• 129 Sandy Run Drive
• 941 E.G. Miles Parkway (Highway 196 West at the training center)
• Walthourville public-works site
• 4000 Coastal Highway (Highway 17) in Riceboro
• Fort Stewart PX
“Bring One for the Chipper,” the state’s annual Christmas-tree recycling program, was designed to encourage residents from across Georgia to bring their trees to local drop-off centers. Georgia residents can visit www.KeepGeorgiaBeautiful.org for a zip-code-based listing of drop-off centers throughout the state.
“For 23 years, Georgia citizens have enthusiastically supported our “Bring One for the Chipper” program. Many families view the trip to the drop-off center as an annual holiday tradition that promotes the kind of responsibility necessary in a sustainable community,” Keep Georgia Beautiful Foundation Executive Director Sarah Visser said.
Chipper trees will be recycled into mulch for local beautification projects, wildlife habitat and landscaping projects. Mulched landscapes help absorb runoff and prevent erosion during heavy rainfall.