Information provided by Kathy Reed
You can recycle your Christmas tree, clothing, and household items Jan. 4, at the Sandy Springs Recycling Center at 470 Morgan Falls Road and Home Depot, 6400 Peachtree Dunwoody Road.
Residents can put discarded Christmas trees to good use through the Keep Sandy Springs Beautiful’s Christmas tree recycling program, "Bring One for the Chipper.” The program has been a holiday tradition in Georgia for more than 20 years and is the largest tree recycling program in the nation.
This year the program is expanding in Sandy Springs to include clothing and small household items, to be donated to American Kidney Services.
Drop-off hours hours are 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Remove decorations and lights.
Trees will be chipped into mulch by The Davey Tree Expert Company. The mulch will 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 at 770-451-7911.
Keep Georgia Beautiful and the Georgia Department of Community Affairs join corporate sponsors The Home Depot, 11Alive, Earth 911.com, and The Davey Tree Expert Company to sponsor the statewide Christmas tree recycling program.
Since 1991, “Bring One for the Chipper,” has collected over 6 million trees for beneficial reuse.
For more information, contact Kim Branch at Keep Sandy Springs Beautiful at 770-551-7766.