Now that the holiday festivities are over, you may be wondering what to do with that Christmas tree that is still sitting in your house. Luckily, many Georgia cities, counties and organizations have combined their efforts to make recycling your tree near your Atlanta new home easy.
- Bring One for The Chipper: Celebrating more than 20 years of treecycling, Keep Georgia Beautiful is once again partnering with The Home Depot and other companies for their annual tree recycling program on Saturday, January 4. The mulch from these trees is used in playgrounds, local government beautification projects and individual yards. You can click here for a complete list of participating locations.
- Big John’s Christmas Tree Removal: One of Atlanta’s largest Christmas tree providers, this company will also come to your home and haul away your tree at the end of the season. The cost for removal varies on tree size, so email firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule your appointment and learn more.
- Dekalb County residents who receive sanitation services can place their tree at the curb for pick up on regular yard waste collection days. If your tree is taller than seven feet, please cut it in half before placing at your cub. The recycled trees are used as wildlife habitat or chipped into mulch, which is used for public beautification projects and given for free to county residents.
- In addition to several Home Depot locations, residents can drop off their trees at Lost Mountain Park, Noonday Creek Park, Fullers Park, Harrison Park or Sewell Park from December 26, 2013 through January 4, 2014. After January 4, residents will also be able to pick up free mulch created from these trees.
- The City of Canton will offer holiday tree collection services the first two weeks of January.
- Drop off your tree to be fed into the chipper at Olde Rope Mill Park in Woodstock from December 26 through mid-January. Residents will be allowed to “dip” into the created mulch beginning the first week of January.
- Drop off your free from December 26 through January 25 at the Tolbert Street Recycling Convenience Center, Old Atlanta Recycling Convenience Center or Coal Mountain Recycling Convenience Center. Centers are open Monday through Saturday from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. except for New Year’s Day and MLK Day.
- Vickery Creek Elementary will also be accepting trees December 26 through January 4 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
- Residents who pay to have their yard trimmings collected may leave their Christmas trees at the curb for pick up.
- Gainesville residents may leave their Christmas trees at the curb.
- Oakwood residents may drop off their tree for recycling on the vacant lot next to the mulch pile on the corner of Railroad and Allen streets.
- Flowery Branch residents can drop off their tree from December 26 through January 3 on Railroad Avenue below Main Street.
- All county residents can receive free mulch at the Hall County Recycling Center from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Wednesdays beginning January 8.
If you know of more local tree recycling efforts, we’d love for you to share them in the comments section below.