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It’s time to Bring One for the Chipper

Christmas is over, so what to do with the Christmas tree?

Recycle that Tree! ….Bring One For The Chipper!

Georgia Power, Liberty County Solid Waste, and Keep Liberty Beautiful will again host the Liberty County Christmas tree recycling event on Saturday, January 11, 2020. Keep Liberty Beautiful will offer citizens a free tree seedling for each tree dropped off while they last. Vegetable and flower seed packets will also be available. Volunteers will be on hand to direct traffic and to help citizens unload their trees. 

Bring One For The Chipper will be held on Saturday, January 11, 2020, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Liberty County Health Department parking lot, 1113 East Oglethorpe Hwy, Hinesville.

How can you participate? If you would like to donate your tree, simply remove all the ornaments and the base and bring it to the Liberty County Health Department parking lot between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. on January 11th. Trees can also be dropped off any time between December 26, 2019 till January 11, 2020. Please do not bring wreathes and garland. The wire used to hold them together cannot be chipped.

To volunteer, contact Karen Bell at Keep Liberty Beautiful at 

This is the 29th year for the Bring One For The Chipper event. Each year, Keep Georgia Beautiful works with private sponsors to organize the recycling event. These statewide sponsors included The Home Depot, The Davey Tree Expert Company, Georgia Forestry Commission and WXIA-TV. Numerous local sponsors and volunteers also make contributions and provide in-kind services across the state.

The Keep Georgia Beautiful Foundation spearheads this statewide event by bringing together news media, local governments, businesses and industries to educate Georgians on recycling and environmental conservation. The Chipper program involves hundreds of Georgia communities and thousands of volunteers.

Since its inception, the program has recycled an estimated 6 million Christmas trees. 

The mulch from these trees has been used for playgrounds, local government beautification projects, and individual yards. You can support the Chipper program by bringing your cut Christmas tree to a designated drop off site or volunteering with your local coordinator to collect trees. 

If you want to learn more about recycling or want to know how to volunteer for Keep Liberty Beautiful, you can call (912) 880-4888 or email 

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