Community holds tree recycling events



NORTH FULTON/FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. — Now that the holidays are over, residents may be wondering what to do with their trees.

Multiple places around the community are hosting “Bring One For the Chipper” events, including in Forsyth County.

Keep Forsyth County Beautiful will be hosting six sites:

• Home Depot

1000 Market Place Boulevard and 2635 Peachtree3 Parkway

Accepting trees through 4 p.m. Jan. 6

• Vickery Creek Elementary School

6280 Post Road

Accepting trees through Jan. 6 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

• Tolbert Street Recycling Convenience Center

351 Tolbert St., 770-781-2176

Open Monday-Saturday, 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m.

Accepting trees through Jan. 27

• Old Atlanta Recycling Convenience Center

3678 Old Atlanta Rd., 770-205-3010

Open Monday-Saturday, 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m.

Accepting trees through Jan. 27

• Coal Mountain Recycling Center

3560 Settingdown Rd., 770-781-2071

Open Monday-Saturday, 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m.

Accepting trees through Jan. 27

Wood chips made from the recycled trees will be available for county residents inside of Coal Mountain Park at 3560 Settingdown Road.

North Fulton cities will host their own events Jan. 6.

Alpharetta will sponsor its own “Bring One For the Chipper” event from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Jan. 6 at the Home Depot, 5300 Windward Parkway.

Trees will be chipped into mulch by the Davey Tree Expert Company. Mulch is then used for public beautification projects and is available free to Alpharetta residents. To request mulch, fill out the request form at Ferry Morse Seed Company has provided garden seed that will be available in exchange for the tree while supplies last.

Johns Creek will host its event from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Jan. 6, and will accept cooking oil and florescent bulbs until noon. This will be at the Home Depot at 5950 State Bridge Road.

Milton High School, 13025 Birmingham Highway, will be the location for another tree recycling from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Jan. 6. Flocked, or “snow” covered trees will not be accepted here.

The Home Depots in Roswell, 1580 Holcomb Bridge Road or 870 Woodstock Road will host events from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Jan. 6.

Residents dropping off trees can also get special gifts, while supplies last. The trees will be chipped into mulch, which will be available to businesses and residents at no charge.

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