If you’re looking to recycle your live Christmas tree for parks and trails in Gwinnett County, this week is your last chance.
Gwinnett Clean and Beautiful’s “Bring One for the Chipper” Christmas tree recycling program, in its 30th year, is underway at 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 Friday.
Unadorned live trees will be converted into mulch that will be used for walking trails and to beautify Gwinnett parks.
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.
The “Bring One for the Chipper” event is also looking for volunteers for the recycling event from 9 a.m. to noon on Jan. 25 at Bethesda Park in Lawrenceville, near the soccer fields. Volunteers will aid in chipping recycled Christmas trees into mulch. GCB officials recommend that volunteers bring gloves and wear long pants, thick closed-toe shoes and warm layers.
Volunteers must be 14 years or older, and must arrive with a signed volunteer release form in hand in order to take part in the event. Business groups, church groups, civic organizations, neighborhood associations and school clubs of four or more participants are also welcome to take part in this event.
Christmas tree drop-off sites in Gwinnett County:
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
Fire Station 17, 2739 Brooks Road, 30019
Fire Station 27, 2825 Old Fountain Road, 30019
Fire Station 5, 3001 Old Norcross Road, 30096
Fire Station 7, 3343 Bunton Road, 30096
Fire Station 19, 3275 N. Berkeley Lake Road, 30096
Fire Station 8, 2295 Brannan Road, 30017
Fire Station 18, 1515 Mineral Springs Road, 30548
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
Fire Station 2, 12 Harmony Grove Road, 30047
Fire Station 3, 4394 Five Forks-Trickum Road, 30047
Fire Station 22, 2180 Stone Drive, 30047
Fire Station 28, 3725 Rosebud Road, 30052
Fire Station 30, 1052 Ozora Road, 30052
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
Fire station 4, 5550 Spalding Drive
Fire Station 6, 3890 Johnson Drive, 30039
Fire Station 12, 2815 Lenora Church Road, 30078
Fire Station 26, 6075 Suwanee Dam Road, 30518
Fire Station 21, 474 Old Peachtree Road, 30024