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


BRUNSWICK, GA (November 30, 2023) – A Golden Isles holiday tradition continues with Keep Golden Isles Beautiful’s annual Bring One for the Chipper Christmas tree recycling campaign, sponsored this year by Colonel K9’s Dog Doo Disposal. ONLY non-artificial Christmas trees without decorations are accepted.


Eight community Christmas tree drop-off sites are available December 26 – January 7; all sites are open 24 hours, 7 days a week unless otherwise indicated (2 locations): Goodyear Park / Brunswick 2209 Parkwood Drive; Howard Coffin Park / Brunswick 1430 Lanier Boulevard; Orange Park / Brunswick 2216 Reynolds Street; Golden Isles Wood Products / Brunswick 2950 Altama Avenue **M-F 8AM-4PM; S 8AM-NOON ONLY; Old Demere Road / St. Simons Island 1913 Old Demere Road; Tidelands Nature Center / Jekyll Island 100 S. Riverview Drive; Fire Station Six / Exit 29 GLYNN CO 3320 U.S. 17 South; Republic Services / GLYNN CO 550 Young Lane ***M-S, 9AM-3PM ONLY.


Log on to KGIB.ORG for specific addresses and location maps.


Free native seedlings will be available (while supplies last) and non-working holiday string lights can be dropped off for recycling, January 8-12, 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 again 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), KGIB’s Lea King-Badyna and Heather Wilson and the Brunswick Downtown Development Authority’s Mathew Hill are ready to accept string holiday lights at Old City Hall in the New Year.

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