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Locations around Gwinnett accept Christmas trees to recycle

An annual holiday season tradition continues this year across Gwinnett County.

Gwinnett Clean and Beautiful’s “Bring One for the Chipper” Christmas tree recycling program, in its 30th year, has begun as locations across Gwinnett. The program began in 1984 as a partnership between Gwinnett Clean and Beautiful, local governments, Georgia Power and Jackson EMC to reduce the illegal dumping of trees on roadsides. Trees will be accepted through Jan. 17.

Unadorned live trees will be accepted until the second week of January when they will be converted into mulch that will be used for walking trails and to beautify Gwinnett parks. The event will take place at 9 a.m. on Jan. 25 at Bethesda Park at 225 Bethesda Church Road, near the soccer fields, in Lawrenceville.

For the last nine years, Gwinnettians have recycled the most trees in the state, and Gwinnettians recycle one of out every six trees in the state.

GCB officials have said the average Christmas tree weighs 20 pounds and fills up almost as much landfill space as a washing machine.

Christmas tree drop-off sites in Gwinnett County

Buford

Fire Station 14, 1600 U.S. Highway 23, 30518

Fire Station 24, 2735 Mall of Georgia Blvd., 30519

Fire Station 29, 2800 Thompson Mill Road, 30519

Dacula

Fire Station 17, 2739 Brooks Road, 30019

Fire Station 27, 2825 Old Fountain Road, 30019

Duluth

Fire Station 5, 3001 Old Norcross Road, 30096

Fire Station 7, 3343 Bunton Road, 30096

Fire Station 19, 3275 N. Berkeley Lake Road, 30096

Grayson

Fire Station 8, 2295 Brannan Road, 30017

Hoschton

Fire Station 18, 1515 Mineral Springs Road, 30548

Lawrenceville

Fire Station 9, 1900 Five Forks-Trickum Road, 30044

Fire Station 15, 275 S. Perry St., 30046

Fire Station 20, 1801 Cruse Road, 30044

Fire Station 25, 3575 Lawrenceville Highway, 30044

Lilburn

Fire Station 2, 12 Harmony Grove Road, 30047

Fire Station 3, 4394 Five Forks-Trickum Road, 30047

Fire Station 22, 2180 Stone Drive, 30047

Loganville

Fire Station 28, 3725 Rosebud Road, 30052

Fire Station 30, 1052 Ozora Road, 30052

Norcross

Fire Station 1, 165 Lawrenceville St., 30071

Fire Station 4, 5550 Spalding Drive, 30092

Fire Station 11, 5885 Live Oak Parkway, 30093

Fire Station 23, 4355 Steve Reynolds Blvd., 30093

Snellville

Fire Station 6, 3890 Johnson Drive, 30039

Fire Station 12, 2815 Lenora Church Road, 30078

Sugar Hill

Fire Station 26, 6075 Suwanee Dam Road, 30518

Suwanee

Fire Station 21, 474 Old Peachtree Road, 30024