Valdosta > Bring One for the Chipper

| December 31, 2014

Christmas tree

VALDOSTA — The City of Valdosta and Keep Lowndes-Valdosta Beautiful will again sponsor this year’s “Bring one for the Chipper” Christmas tree recycling event designed to help citizens dispose of their trees in a productive and environmentally friendly way.

Residents can drop trees off at any of these three locations through Jan. 3, 2015: The Home Depot, at 1825 Norman Drive; Wal-Mart Super Center, at 3274 Inner Perimeter Road; and Mathis Auditorium, at 2300 N. Ashley Street. Trees may be dropped off at any of these sites before Jan. 3; however, citizens who drop their trees off on Saturday, Jan. 3, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. will receive a free tree seedling (while supplies last).

Participants are asked to remove all non-organic material from their trees, including lights, ornaments, wires, tinsel and nails. These items cannot be recycled and could damage chipping equipment. Artificial trees cannot be recycled.

The trees will be chipped into mulch, which has a variety of benefits for our community and environment. Chipping trees for mulch also helps our local government comply with Georgia’s yard trimmings ban which prohibits the disposal of yard trimmings in municipal solid waste landfills.

The mulch will be used for landscaping in parks and around municipal buildings, and made available for free to residents at the city’s inert landfill, located at 3365 Val Tech Road, between the hours of 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday-Friday excluding holidays. Participants should bring their own shovel and container.

Call KLVB at (229) 671-3698 for more information.

Sementha Mathews: Public Information Officer

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