Christmas Tree & String Light Recycling Effort Continues Golden Isles Holiday Tradition


BRUNSWICK, GA (November 23, 2021) – A Golden Isles holiday tradition continues with Keep Golden Isles Beautiful’s annual Bring One for the Chipper Christmas tree recycling campaign, sponsored again this year by Pate, Johnson & Church.


Community Christmas tree drop off sites available December 26 – January 9 include:

  • Goodyear Park,

  • Howard Coffin Park,

  • Orange Park

  • Golden Isles Wood Products

  • Old Demere Road

  • New Jesup Highway Winn Dixie

  • Fire Station Six at exit 29

  • Tidelands Nature Center on Jekyll Island.


Log on to KGIB.ORG for specific addresses.


This year, free native seedlings will be available (while supplies last) and non-working holiday string lights can be dropped off for recycling, January 10-13, 9AM-5PM at Old City Hall (1229 Newcastle Street, downtown Brunswick).


“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. With the help of the Brunswick Downtown Development Authority, we are able to provide the holiday light drop off inside of Old City Hall in January as well,” 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.

For more information: KGIB.ORG or info.kbgib@gmail.com or 279-1490.


PHOTO CAPTION: (L-R), Lea King-Badyna, Keep Golden Isles Beautiful executive director, and Mathew Hill, Brunswick Downtown Development Authority executive director, survey some of the string lights to be recycled via this year’s Christmas tree and holiday string light recycling effort.