Where and How to Recycle or Dispose of Christmas Trees in Georgia in January 2017
In many urban and suburban areas, Christmas trees are collected from curbside during the first 2 weeks in January. Be sure to remove all
remove all lights, wire, tinsel, ornaments, nails, stands, other
NON-Organic decorative materials and other materials that are not part
of the original tree. This includes tree stands also. Flocked trees are usually accepted, but not artificial trees. Large trees (larger
than the standard 6 - 7 ft tree) may need to be cut in half to
be acceptable by your
garbage hauler. But scrroll down this page for more specific
information and local links.
What happens to the trees? In most cases, the trees are chipped and made into a mulch
which is usually made available, free to city or county residents.
Important: Never burn your Christmas tree in a fireplace or wood stove.
Burning the tree may contribute to creosote buildup and could cause a
Tips: Always follow the links (usually the name of the city or county) below for updated information, as these agencies often wait until the last minute to change dates or
update their information (it's government, remember?). If your area is
not specifically mentioned below, contact your trash collection agency and inquire!
See this page for local options to easily recycle your Christmas holiday lights
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Georgia: Where and How to Recycle Your Christmas Tree After the Holidays
- Statewide - ANYWHERE in Georgia! Bring One for
the Chipper, the state's annual Christmas tree recycling program,
invites Georgia residents to bring their trees to local drop-off
centers on January 5th, 2013 from 9 am to 4 pm. At many locations, Boy Scouts are on hand to
help you quickly unload you tree.
Click here for the complete january 2017 list of all
locations, sorted by county
Christmas Tree Recycling Locations in Your Area By Zip Code
Georgia Christmas Tree Recycling Locations in Your Area By
Metro Atlanta Residents!
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- Home Depot - On Saturday, January 7th, 2017, most locations statewide will take
trees (you can have purchased your tree anywhere) for recycling.
Atlanta area tree drop-off points for 2013 ican be found on this
list (PDF). Or call your local Home Depot to ask!
Click here to fond your local Home Depot store and their phone
- Atlanta (City residents) Curbside Tree
Disposal: The City of Atlanta Department of Public Works will
collect and recycle your Christmas tree along with your yard
trimmings. Please make sure that the tree does not include the
following when placed curbside: Remove the base. Remove all lights
and decorations. Do not place the tree in a plastic bag.
Click here for locations, updated information and more details.
Athens-Clarke County - Bring your undecorated Christmas
tree (and wreaths) to one of the following locations and receive a
FREE tree seedling! Drop-off Locations:
Cofer's Home and Garden
Clarke Middle School
Sandy Creek Nature Center
Chase Street Elementary School
Georgia Square Mall
Theater Parking Lot
Winterville Public Works Building
Lexington Road Tag Office
CHaRM (Limited Hours Site Hours. M & W
10 AM - 7 PM, Sat. 8 AM - 12 PM)
Undecorated trees put out for
leaf and limb will also be recycled. Check the Leaf & Limb schedule
to determine the pick-up schedule for your zone! You can also drop
off Christmas trees at the Athens-Clarke County Landfill for
recycling free of charge. Recycling Centers are open December 25th
to January 11th. These sites are unstaffed (except during the
January 7th event), but you may deposit your tree in the specially
Keep Athens-Clarke County Beautiful(706)
613-3501 ext. 309
- Cobb County - Free Christmas Tree Recycling at
selected COBB COUNTY PARKS AND RECREATION locations: from December
26 through January 6th
LOST MOUNT IN PARK, 4845 DALLAS
HWY 489, POWDER SPRINGE, GA 30127
NOONDAY CREEK PARK, HAWKINS
STORE RD, KENNESAW, GA 30144
FULLERS PARK, 3499 ROBINSON R,
MARIETTA, GA 30067
HARRISON PARK, 2E 30 SHALLOWFORD RD, MARIETTA,
SEWELL PARK, 2085 LOWER ROSWELL RD, MARIETTA, GA
Free mulch available after January 6th!
information contact the Keep Cobb Beautiful Office at 770-528-1135
firstname.lastname@example.org. Recycling trees creates mulch,
fuel, wildlife habitats and other useful material.
Columbus, GA - Bring One for the Chipper Christmas Tree
Recycling Project started on Monday, December 26, 2016 and it will
continue until Saturday, January 7, 2017. Drop off your live
Christmas trees in these designated areas at the following
-Cooper Creek Park, 5089 Cooper Creek Parkway, 31907
-Britt David Park, 5560 Armour Road, 31904
-Shirley B. Winston
Recreation Center, 3033 Steam Mill Road, 31907
1660 13th Street, 31901
-Oxbow Meadows Environmental Learning
Center, 3535 South Lumpking Road, 31903
You can also take your
gift wrapping paper and gift boxes to one of the following recycling
drop-off sites throughout the holidays:
-Welcome Center, 1751
Williams Road, Columbus, 31909
-Cooper Creak Park, 4816 Milgen
Road, Columbus, 31907
-Schatulga Road, 7160 Sacerdote Lane,
-#25, 22nd Avenue (Off Victory Drive), Columbus,
Decatur, GA - Christmas Tree Recycling from Tuesday,
Dec. 27, 2016, through Saturday, Jan. 7, 2017 City of Decatur
residents can drop off live Christmas trees at the annual "Bring One
for the Chipper" event at the Agnes Scott College parking lot
between 184 and 206 S. Candler St. Please do not leave Christmas
trees anywhere else on the Agnes Scott campus. For more information
about solid waste and recycling services, call 404-377-5571, Monday
through Friday, 7:30 am to 4 pm.
- Dekalb County - residents of the county who
receive trash service from the county Public Works (not a city or
private agency) may dispose of their Christmas tree curbside if the
tree is less than four feet tall (or cut in half so both halves are
less than 4 ft). Trees should be placed at the curb according to the
schedule for yard debris pick-up. All decorations and lights must be
removed before disposing of the tree.
Effingham County - Curbside collection in
- Forsyth County -
Home Depot - 1000 Market
Place Boulevard, Accepting trees only January 5, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.,
Please, no trees at this site after 4 p.m. on January 5.
Depot - 2635 Peachtree Parkway. Accepting trees only January 5, 9
a.m. - 4 p.m. Please, no trees at this site after 4 p.m. on January
Vickery Creek Elementary School - 6280 Post Road. Accepting
trees December 26 through January 5, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Please, no
trees at this site after 4 p.m. on January 5.
Recycling Convenience Center - 351 Tolbert Street,Phone:
770-781-2176, open Monday to Saturday, 7:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. . Accepting
trees December 26 through January 26.
Old Atlanta Recycling
Convenience Center - 3678 Old Atlanta Road, Phone: 770-205-3010,
open Monday to Saturday, 7:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. Accepting trees December
26 through January 26.
Coal Mountain Recycling Convenience Center
- 3560 Settingdown Road. Phone: 770-781-2071, open Monday to Saturday, 7:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. Accepting trees December 26
through January 26.
Click here for locations, updated information and more details.
- Fulton County - residents of the county
who receive trash service from the county Public Works (not a city
or private agency) may dispose of their Christmas tree curbside if
the tree is less than four feet tall (or cut in half so both halves
are less than 4 ft). Trees should be placed at the curb according to
the schedule for yard debris pick-up. All decorations and lights
must be removed before disposing of the tree.
Gainesville, GA - Jan. 10 - "Bring One for the Chipper"
and get some free mulch at the Hall County Recycling Center starting
Jan. 10th. Residents may drop off Christmas trees (devoid of
decorations) at any of the 13 Hall County compactor sites or the
Recycling Center at 1008 Chestnut Street, Gainesville. City of
Gainesville residents may leave their trees at curbside. Oakwood
city residents may drop off their Christmas trees for recycling on
the vacant lot next to the mulch pile on the corner of Allen Street
and Railroad Street. Tree will be chipped into mulch or used as fish
habitat. Mulch will be made available to all beginning the week of
Jan. 10 at the Hall County Recycling Center. Residents vehicles
will be loaded free from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday
while supply lasts. For more information call Hall County
Public Information Officer Nikki Young at 770-297-5504.
Macon, GA - In exchange for dropping off your Christmas
tree for recyling, Keep Macon-Bibb Beautiful (KMBB) will give you a
bag of mulch and tree sapling. KMBB's drop-off location for trees
will be in the empty lot next to the Burger King on Riverside Drive,
on January 7 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Oconee County - Residents can take trees to either
Harris Shoals Park or to Home Depot
See the ad at right--->
Roswell, GA - Bring One for the Chipper on January 7,
2017 from 9 am to 4:00 pm. Keep Roswell Beautiful is proud to host
the annual Bring One for the Chipper Christmas tree recycling event.
This past January, around 11,000 trees were recycled at the Home
Depots on Woodstock Road in Roswell and on Holcomb Bridge Road in
east Roswell. Recycling Christmas trees is sustainability in action.
Not only does it keep those thousands of trees out of our landfills,
it also saves taxpayers the cost of tree collection and disposal.
And, thanks to Davey Tree Experts, the mulch generated from
"treecycling" is FREE for any takers. While not double processed
like "A" grade shredded mulch that you can purchase at nurseries and
garden centers, recycled tree mulch is perfect for nature trails;
large, areas of exposed soil; playgrounds; or as a base for
landscape beds. So if you and your family are "real Christmas tree"
enthusiasts, why not make plans to Bring One for the Chipper once
you've taken the decorations down. It's the best way to get the most
use out of your tree. If you would like to volunteer to help at one
of our two (2) Roswell locations, click here or contact us at
Savannah, GA - The Savannah /Hilton Head International
is sponsoring Bring One for the Chipper tree recycling from December
26 through January 7. This is the third year the airport has
participated in the recycling program, which has been a holiday
tradition in Georgia for more than 20 years and is the largest tree
recycling program in the nation. The drop off site is located at the
airport recycle lot on Aggett Drive. Residents are asked to remove
all lights, string, wire, metal hooks, nails, ornaments, tinsel,
fake snow and bags before dropping off trees. While there, they can
also drop off holiday wrapping paper and cardboard in the nearby
recycling container. The recycle lot is conveniently open to area
residents year-round. Recycled trees will be ground into mulch to
provide ground cover that reduces soil erosion, and conserves water
in landscaping at the airport. Some of the trees will also be used
in the numerous airport lake and pond habitats.
Valdosta, GA - Bring One for the Chipper, Saturday,
January 7, 2017, from 9 am to 2 pm. Trees may be dropped off at the
following sites, and you receive a free tree seedling (while
The Home Depot, at 1825 Norman Drive
Super Center, at 3274 Inner Perimeter Road
Mathis Auditorium, at
2300 N. Ashley Street
Call KLVB at 229-671-3698 for more