JOHNS CREEK, Ga. – Recycle your Christmas tree, fluorescent bulbs, as well as cooking fats, oils and grease on Saturday, Jan. 6. by taking them to The Home Depot/Target parking lot at 5950 State Bridge Road.
Fats, oils, grease and fluorescent lights will be collected from 9 a.m. – noon and trees will be recycled from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Residents are asked to remove electric lights, tinsel and ornaments from the tree, and make sure your tree has not been flocked, or sprayed with fake snow made from artificial materials. Some retailers use natural, corn-based flocking, which is acceptable at the event.
As part of the statewide “Bring One for the Chipper” program, the recycling effort helps keep trees out of landfills and the mulch can be used for playgrounds, public beautification projects, wildlife habitat and homeowner landscaping projects.
Mulch is available free to the public upon request by contacting Davey Tree Expert Co. at 770-451-7911, or by filling out the form here: http://www.keepgeorgiabeautiful.org/documents/ChristmasTreeMulch.pdf
Fats, oils and grease from cooking should not be poured down sinks or drains. They can clog pipes and cause nasty backups in homes and neighborhoods.
Fluorescent tubes and curly compact fluorescent bulbs contain mercury, which lingers in the environment for years.
For more information, visit Keep Johns Creek Beautiful’s website or call 770-551-7766.