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Christmas tree recycling offered


Forsyth County has recycled more than 80,000 Christmas trees since 1994



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December 23, 2013
FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. Keep Forsyth County Beautiful (KFCB) invites residents to continue their annual tradition of recycling thousands of Christmas trees during the "Bring One for the Chipper" Christmas tree recycling event from Dec. 26 through Jan. 25.

Last year, Forsyth County residents recycled more than 8,700 trees.

Christmas trees can be dropped off at locations throughout the county 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 for Forsyth County. "We are excited to see the number of trees recycled in Forsyth County continue to increase every year."

All three recycling convenience centers will be closed Wednesday, Jan. 1 in observance of New Year's Day and Monday, Jan. 20 in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

Free tree seedlings and vegetable seeds will be available on Saturday, Jan. 4 at all sites beginning at 9 a.m. on a first-come basis, while supplies last.

Wood chips will also be available for county residents near the Forsyth County Roads and Bridges facility on County Way just off of Ga. 400. Interested residents are responsible for loading and hauling their own wood chips.

"Bring One for the Chipper" started in Georgia in 1991. Forsyth County residents have been participating since 1994 and have recycled more than 80,000 trees during that time.

For more information, visit www.forsythco.com or call KFCB at 770-205-4573.

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

Tolbert Street Recycling Convenience Center, 351 Tolbert Street

770-781-2176; Open Monday through Saturday, 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Accepting trees Dec. 26 through Jan. 25.

Old Atlanta Recycling Convenience Center, 3678 Old Atlanta Road

770-205-3010; Open Monday through Saturday, 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Accepting trees Dec. 26 through Jan. 25.

Coal Mountain Recycling Convenience Center, 3560 Settingdown Road

770-781-2071; Open Monday through Saturday from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Accepting trees Dec. 26 through Jan. 25.

Vickery Creek Elementary School, 6280 Post Road

Accepting trees Dec. 26 through Jan. 4, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. No trees at this site will be accepted after 4 p.m.

Home Depot, 1000 Market Place Boulevard

Accepting trees only on Jan. 4 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. No trees will be accepted at this site after 4 p.m.

Home Depot, 2635 Peachtree Parkway

Accepting trees only on Jan. 4 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. No trees will be accepted at this site after 4 p.m.

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