As the holiday season nears its end, one of the times of year’s most unwanted chores remains – disposing of the Christmas tree. Fortunately, a multitude of Christmas tree recycling options are available throughout Georgia!
Each year, the Keep Georgia Beautiful Foundation hosts its annual Christmas tree recycling program, Bring One for the Chipper. The foundation works with private sponsors that include The Home Depot, Georgia Forestry Commission, Ferry Morse Seed Company, 11 Alive, The Davey Tree Expert Company, One Tree Planted and Burpee Seed Company to organize the event. Multiple local volunteers and sponsors also provide in-kind services and make contributions across the state.
Since its inception, the Christmas tree recycling program has recycled an estimated 6 million Christmas trees into mulch for playgrounds, county and city landscaping projects and individual homes. Many communities also create fish habitats by choosing to sink the trees into lakes.
Monte Hewett Homes residents have plenty of Christmas tree recycling options. Roswell residents at Oak Crossing and The Park at Historic Roswell, in partnership with Keep Roswell Beautiful, have two drop-off options coming up on Saturday, January 5 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.: The Home Depot on Woodstock Road and The Home Depot on Market Boulevard. All trees must be free of ornaments and lights.
Partnering with Keep Alpharetta Beautiful, residents at Avalon in Alpharetta may drop off Christmas trees for recycling on Saturday, January 5 at The Home Depot on Windward Parkway. All trees must be free of ornaments and lights.
Monte Hewett Homes also offers several Buckhead communities including St. Andrews, Landen Pine and Amble Green. Buckhead residents, in partnership with the Keep Atlanta Beautiful Commission, may bring Christmas trees to be recycled to The Home Depot on Piedmont Road on Saturday, January 5 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
If you live in Midtown, near Monte Hewett Homes’ newest community under construction, Plateau West, may bring Christmas trees for recycling to The Home Depot on Ponce de Leon Place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, January 5 also in partnership with the Keep Atlanta Beautiful Commission.
There are a multitude of drop-off locations throughout metro Atlanta including Roswell, Alpharetta, Cumming, Gainesville and more! To see the full list of drop-off locations by county, click here.
To learn more or to volunteer with Bring One for the Chipper, click here.