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Recycle your Christmas Tree!

Bring one for the Chipper

Post Date:01/02/2008
“BRING ONE FOR THE CHIPPER 2008”

CHRISTMAS TREE RECYCLING EVENT



WHAT: Area residents drop off Christmas trees that will be chipped

into mulch or used as a wildlife habitat. The event educates the

public on recycling and environmental conservation. It also

allows communities to put discarded Christmas trees to good

use. The program assists local governments in complying with

Georgia’s yard trimmings ban implemented in September 1996.

The ban prohibits the disposal of yard trimmings in lined

municipal solid waste landfills. Statewide last year 241,589 trees were recycled

into mulch and nearly 10,400 trees were put into lakes for fish habitats.

Since the program began, 4.8 million trees have been diverted from landfill disposal.

Last year, 439 trees were dropped off in Coweta.





SPONSORS: The Georgia Department of Community Affairs, Keep Georgia Beautiful Program.

The Home Depot

Davey’s Tree Expert Company

11 Alive, Atlanta’s NBC Affiliate

Coweta County Environmental Management

4-H Club of Coweta County



WHERE: Residents can drop off Christmas trees at one of 11 Coweta County Compactor Sites.

OR on January 5th at the Temple Avenue Complex.



WHEN: Starting immediately after Christmas (December 26) through January 5 at any of the county’s 11 compactor sites (regular hours.)

On Saturday January 5, 2008 trees can be dropped at the Temple Avenue Recreation campus from 9 am -4 pm.  Seedlings will ONLY be available at the Old Fair Ground on Temple Avenue on Saturday, January 5, 2006



FOR INFORMATION CALL: 770-254-3785

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