Disposing and Recycling Christmas Trees in Georgia in 2014

Be sure to remove all ornaments, tinsel, lights, and other NON-Organic decorative materials. This includes tree stands also.

  • 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. Click here (KeepGeorgiaBeautiful) for a zip code-based listing of drop-off centers throughout the state. At many locations, Boy Scouts are on hand to help you quickly unload you tree.
  • Home Depot - On Saturday, January 5th, 2013, 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 number.
  • 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.
  • Cobb County - Free Christmas Tree Recycling at selected COBB COUNTY PARKS AND RECREATION locations: from December 26, 2012 through January 5, 2013
    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, GA 30066
    SEWELL PARK,  2085 LOWER ROSWELL RD, MARIETTA, GA 30067
    Free mulch available after January 5th!
    F r more information contact the Keep Cobb Beautiful Office at 770-528-1135 or keepcobbbeautiful@cobbcounty.org. Recycling trees creates mulch, fuel, wildlife habitats and other useful material.
  • 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.
  • 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.
    Home 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 5
    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.
    Tolbert Street Recycling Convenience Center - 351 Tolbert Street,Phone: 770-781-2176, open Monday - 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 - 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 - 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.