BRING ONE FOR THE CHIPPER - CHRISTMAS TREE RECYCLING, sponsored by Pate, Johnson & Church
Each year Keep Golden Isles Beautiful organizes the community’s annual Christmas tree recycling effort, encouraging citizens to recycle their Christmas trees instead of dumping them along roadways, marshes and creeks. In 2020, Christmas string lights were added as a drop-off option.
Eight community drop-off locations are available free of charge during a two-week period, with four locations staffed by volunteers on BRING ONE FOR THE CHIPPER EVENT DAY (click HERE for current info). Local youth groups provide volunteer effort for the BRING ONE FOR THE CHIPPER EVENT along with considerable assistance from both the City of Brunswick, Glynn County and Georgia Power.
Thanks to a Keep Golden Isles Beautiful, Keep Georgia Beautiful Foundation and Georgia Forestry Commission partnership, free saplings are available each January to those participating in KGIB Christmas tree recycling. When dropping off organic Christmas trees at the annual Bring One for the Chipper event, participants receive free saplings in return.
Accompanying the annual Christmas tree recycling effort are two additional projects:
Ultimate Christmas Tree Contest – Keep Golden Isles Beautiful teams with The Home Depot to host an “ultimate Christmas tree” art contest for students. Five winning participants from The Boys and Girls Club receive live Christmas trees for their efforts.
Brunswick Christmas Parade – Glynn County 4-H represents Keep Golden Isles Beautiful and promote the Christmas tree recycling effort in ultra creative ways.