Christmas Tree Recycling Effort Continues Golden Isles Holiday Tradition

Last year, the Bring One for the Chipper Christmas tree recycling effort collected and recycled 1,891 trees in the Golden Isles.

Christmas Tree Recycling Effort Continues Golden Isles Holiday Tradition 

BRUNSWICK, GA (November 22, 2016) – A Golden Isles holiday tradition continues with Keep Golden Isles Beautiful’s annual Bring One for the Chipper Christmas tree recycling campaign. On January 7, 2017 from 9AM-1PM, volunteers will be on hand to assist with tree drop-offs at The Home Depot, Jekyll’s Tidelands Nature Center, Howard Coffin Park, and the St. Simons and New Jesup Highway Winn Dixie locations.  Information on seven additional community drop-off sites available December 26-January 8 can be found at www.kgib.org.  

“For many local families, this annual recycling activity is a holiday tradition that offers an easy solution for tree disposal and promotes a sustainable community. Georgians all across the state have supported this effort for over 25 years,” said Lea King-Badyna, Keep Golden Isles Beautiful executive director.

Christmas tree recycling programs like Bring One for the Chipper support eco-friendly holiday efforts and Chipper trees will be recycled into biofuel, mulch and fish habitats. According to the National Christmas Tree Association (www.realchristmastrees.org) 98% of real Christmas trees are grown on farms throughout all 50 states and Canada. Real trees are a renewable, recyclable resource. On average, for each tree harvested, three seedlings are planted in its place. An estimated 40-45 million Christmas trees are planted annually throughout North America, absorbing carbon dioxide, producing oxygen and supporting local economies.

“The Chipper effort is a great opportunity for families to talk about the importance of caring for the environment,” added King-Badyna. “We encourage Golden Isles residents to support and become involved in not only this effort, but also Keep Golden Isles Beautiful’s many local sustainability and beautification projects throughout the year.”

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For more info about the January 7 Bring One for the Chipper EVENT click HERE.

For more info about the December 26-January 8 community Christmas tree drop off sites click HERE.

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