Your Christmas tree beautified your home for the past few weeks and lit up your senses. With the 2010 holiday season behind us, you can still put your tree to good use. As a part of a state wide effort to reuse Christmas trees, Keep Cobb Beautiful is hosting more than 13 convenient sites where area residents can drop off their trees to be recycled on Saturday, Jan. 8th.
In addition to providing residents with an easy and environmentally-conscious tree disposal solution, recycled trees are put to good use by making mulch used to beautify local schools and parks. Precious landfill space is also saved because the average Christmas tree weighs 20 pounds and fills almost as much landfill space as a washing machine.
Most sites will be manned by volunteer organizations from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. No other items will be accepted at sites. Cobb County Parks sites will accept trees from Dec. 26 until Jan. 8. All Home Depot sites will accept trees ONLY on Saturday, Jan. 8.
To find a site near you, or to volunteer at a site, visit cobbcounty.org/kcb. You may also call Keep Cobb Beautiful at 770-528-1135. "Bring One For the Chipper" is sponsored statewide by the Georgia Department of Community Affairs' Keep Georgia Beautiful program, Georgia Power Company, The Home Depot, The Davey Tree Company, Cobb EMC, WXIA-TV and local Keep America Beautiful affiliates. Davey Trees and the Cobb Parks chipper locations will have free mulch available to county residents after Jan. 8.
What better way to keep your tree alive, enhance the environment and even get free mulch. The gardening season will be here before you know it!