Bring One for the Chipper is Georgia’s annual Christmas tree recycling program. Each year, Keep Georgia Beautiful works with private sponsors to organize the recycling event. In the past, these statewide sponsors have included The Home Depot, The Davey Tree Expert Company and WXIA-TV. Green In Gwinnett Area along with numerous local sponsors and volunteers also make contributions and provide in-kind services across the state.
The Chipper program involves hundreds of Georgia communities and thousands of volunteers. Since its inception, the program has recycled over 4.8 million Christmas trees. The mulch from these trees has been used for playgrounds, local government beautification projects, and individual yards. You can support the Chipper program by bringing your cut Christmas tree to a designated drop off site or volunteering with your local coordinator to collect trees.
Thousand of citizens will bring their old Christmas trees, stripped of all decorations, to one of the many Gwinnett drop off sites throughout Gwinnett County after Christmas. Some of the mulch will be used to help beautify Gwinnett County parks. Precious landfill space will also be saved as the average Christmas tree weighs twenty pounds and fills up almost as much landfill space as a washing machine.
Beginning today (the day after Christmas), you can give back to nature and bring your Christmas tree, stripped of all lights and decorations, to one of the 28 conveniently located drop-off sites between December 26, 2010 – January 15, 2011.
Below is a full list of convenient drop off locations throughout Gwinnett County or You can also call 1-800-CLEANUP and follow the prompts. Information on the telephone line is also available in Spanish.:
Fire Station 14, 1600 Highway 23, 30518
Fire Station 24, 2735 Mall of GA Blvd., 30519
Fire Station 29, 2800 Thompson Mill Rd., 30519
Fire Station 16, 195 Dacula Rd., 30019
Fire Station 17, 2739 Brooks Rd., 30019
Fire Station 27, 2825 Old Fountain Rd., 30019
Fire Station 5, 3001 Old Norcross Rd., 30096
Fire Station 7, 3343 Bunton Rd., 30096
Fire Station 19, 3275 N. Berkeley Lake Rd., 30096
Fire Station 8, 2295 Brannan Rd., 30017
Fire Station 18, 1515 Mineral Springs Rd., 30548
Fire Station 9, 1900 Five Forks-Trickum Rd., 30044
Fire Station 15, 275 S. Perry St., 30046
Fire Station 20, 1801 Cruse Rd., 30044
Fire Station 25, 3575 Lawrenceville Hwy., 30044
Fire Station 2, 12 Harmony Grove Rd., 30047
Fire Station 3, 4394 Five Forks-Trickum Rd., 30047
Fire Station 22, 2180 Stone Dr., 30047
*City Residents ONLY: 107 Railroad Ave.
Fire Station 28, 3725 Rosebud Rd, 30052
Fire Station 30, 1052 Ozora Rd., 30052
Fire Station 1, 165 Lawrenceville St., 30071
Fire Station 4, 5550 Spalding Dr., 30092
Fire Station 11, 5885 Live Oak Pkwy., 30093
Fire Station 23, 4355 Steve Reynolds Blvd., 30093
Fire Station 6, 3890 Johnson Dr., 30039
Fire Station 12, 2815 Lenora Church Rd., 30078
Fire Station 26, 6075 Suwanee Dam Rd., 30518
Fire Station 21, 474 Old Peachtree Rd., 30024
Sims Lake Park, 4600 Suwanee Dam Road, 30024
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