The event Bring One For The Chipper is Georgia’s annual Christmas tree recycling program. Each year, Keep Georgia Beautiful works with private sponsors to organize the recycling event. Here in Liberty County these sponsors included The Home Depot, Georgia Power, and Georgia Forestry Commission. There are also local volunteers that make contributions and provide in-kind services too.
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 Keep Liberty Beautiful to help collect trees.
Please remember Christmas is NOT over until the Christmas tree is mulched! Remember whether you take down your live tree the day after Christmas – and after you have removed the decorations from your tree – to drop your tree off for recycling. Help make sure that your live tree does not become wasted yard waste. Between now and Jan. 11, we will have a variety of locations around the county for turning in the trees for recycling. Citizens in Hinesville can also have their undecorated trees picked up at the curb. All trees dropped off must be ‘undecorated’ and free of any binding! And as a reminder, we CANNOT mulch artificial trees and wreaths.
Georgia Power Company graciously provides the equipment and manpower to mulch all the trees for our county and those decorations and plastic trees can really be a problem when the trees are going through the chipper. Decorations do not make good mulch, so please remember to ‘undecorate’ those live trees for mulching.
You can deposit your tree in the designated locations at any Liberty County Solid Waste Convenience Center or Recycling Drop off Center during normal operation hours between now and Jan. 11, 2019. These locations are:
• 25 South Dairy Road (SR 196W, GumBranch)
• 156 Pate Rogers Road (Fleming)
• 836 Limerick Road (near Lake George)
• 64 Left Field Road (Hwy 84, Miller Park)
• 619 J V Road (west of Hinesville)
• 50 Isle of Wight Road (Midway area)
• 344 Ft Morris Road (East End near Sunbury)
• 129 Sandy Run (off Hwy 84)
• 941 E G Miles Parkway (SR 196W at Training Center)
• Walthourville Public Works site
• 4000 Coastal Hwy (Hwy 17 in Riceboro)
• Ft Stewart
• Liberty County Health Department 1113 East Oglethorpe Hwy
At our Bring One For The Chipper site at the Liberty County Health Department at the corner of Highway 84 and Patriot’s Trail in Flemington/Hinesville, we will have our annual chipping day from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 12, 2019. The Mulch Day is a fun day for everyone, so please drop by and bring your tree. All citizens that drop by on Jan. 12, can pick up seedlings as well as vegetable and flower seeds, while our supplies last.
So, join us in making the most of your Christmas holiday season by greening up your live Christmas tree after the holidays! This is just one more way to give a precious gift to the earth! For more information on Christmas tree recycling and more, contact Keep Liberty Beautiful at 912-880-4888 or firstname.lastname@example.org or check out information on www.keeplibertybeautiful.org.