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Where To Recycle Christmas Trees In Gwinnett, Suwanee, Lawrenceville, Duluth, Dacula, Sugar Hill, Buford, Norcross and more

December 25, 2009

Green In Gwinnett Area

Green In Gwinnett Area

PLEASE NOTE: FOR 2010/2011 CHRISTMAS TREE RECYCLING INFO, PLEASE CLICK HERE

Gwinnett:

Recycle Those Christmas Trees to”Keep Georgia Beautiful

Bring One for the Chipper is Georgia’s annual Christmas tree recycling program. Each year, Keep Georgia Beautiful works with private sponsors to organize the recycling event. These statewide sponsors included The Home Depot, The Davey Tree Expert Company and WXIA-TV. Numerous local sponsors and volunteers also make contributions and provide in-kind services across the state.

How can you help? Bring your Christmas Tree to one of the fire department locations or other locations listed below.  Make sure your Christmas Tree has all of the lights and decorations removed from it.  Do not bring artificial Christmas Trees.

Dates: December 26 – January 16

Locations in Gwinnett:

Buford

Fire Station 14, 1600 Highway 23, Buford 30518

Fire Station 24, 2735 Mall of GA Blvd., Buford 30519

Dacula

Fire Station 16, 195 Dacula Rd., Dacula 30019

Fire Station 17, 2739 Brooks Rd., Dacula 30019

Fire Station 18, 3600 Braselton Hwy., Dacula 30019

Fire Station 27, 2825 Old Fountain Rd. Dacula 30019

Duluth

The Home Depot, 5950 State Bridge Rd., Duluth, 30097 (January 9th Only)

Fire Station 5, 3001 Old Norcross Rd., Duluth, 30044

Fire Station 7, 3343 Bunton Rd., Duluth 30096

Fire Station 19, 3275 N. Berkeley Lake Rd.,Duluth 30096

Grayson

Fire Station 8, 2295 Brannan Rd.,Grayson 30017

Lawrenceville

Fire Station 9, 1900 Five Forks-Trickum Rd., Lawrenceville 30044

Fire Station 15, 275 S. Perry St.,Lawrenceville 30045

Fire Station 20, 1801 Cruse Rd.,Lawrenceville 30044

Fire Station 25, 3575 Lawrenceville Hwy., Lawrenceville 30044

Lilburn

Fire Station 2, 12 Harmony Grove Rd.,Lilburn 30047

Fire Station 3, 4394 Five Forks-Trickum Rd.,Lilburn 30047

Fire Station 22, 2180 Stone Dr., Lilburn 30047

Loganville

Fire Station 28, 3725 Rosebud Rd. Loganville 30052

Norcross

The Home Depot, 4343 Tilly Mill Rd., Atlanta, 30360 (From 1/1/2010 til 1/10/2010)

Fire Station 1, 165 Lawrenceville St., Norcross, 30071

Fire Station 4, 5550 Spalding Dr., Norcross 30092

Fire Station 11, 5885 Live Oak Pkwy.,Norcross 30093

Fire Station 23, 4355 Steve Reynolds Blvd.,Norcross 30093

Snellville

Fire Station 6, 3890 Johnson Dr.,Snellville 30039

Fire Station 12, 2815 Lenora Church Rd.,Snellville 30078

Sugar Hill

Fire Station 26, 6075 Suwanee Dam Rd.,Sugar Hill 30518

Suwanee

Sims Lake Park, 4600 Suwanee Dam Rd., Suwanee 30024

Fire Station 21, 474 Old Peachtree Rd.,Suwanee 30024

The Chipper program involves hundreds of Georgia communities and thousands of volunteers. Since its inception, the program has recycled over 4.8 million Christmas trees. The mulch from these trees has been used for playgrounds, local government beautification projects, and individual yards. You can support the Chipper program by bringing your cut Christmas tree to a designated drop off site or volunteering with your local coordinator to collect trees.

 

This information was obtained from KeepGeorgiaBeautiful.Org

Think Green In Gwinnett!!!

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Follow Up On “Bring One For The Chipper” Tree Recycling

January 25, 2009

Looks like it was once again a huge success!

“Giving back to nature’
Event turns 50,000 donated Christmas trees into mulch

By Heather Darenberg
Staff Writer

LAWRENCEVILLE – Chris Manza was wrapped up in the spirit of recycling Saturday – literally.

The 15-year-old draped a ring of discarded evergreen branches around his neck, wearing the creation as he volunteered at GwinnettCB’s annual Bring One for the Chipper event at Rhodes Jordan Park.

“I love recycling,” said Manza, who has attended the annual event since he was 9. “It saves the environment, and it saves trees.”

About 50,000 discarded Christmas trees were chipped into mulch Saturday morning at the Lawrenceville park, said Connie Wiggins, executive director of GwinnettCB. The mulch will be used to help beautify Gwinnett County parks.

Since 1984, the organization has encouraged residents to recycle the firs, spruces and pines instead of sending them to landfills. The average Christmas tree weighs 20 pounds and fills up almost as much landfill space as a washing machine.

“This is really a gift that people are giving back to nature after the holidays,” Wiggins said.

About 80 volunteers, including many high school students, helped carry the trees to the chippers, donated by Georgia Power and Jackson Electric Membership Corporation, Wiggins said.

Meadowcreek High School senior Dionce Johnson volunteered to help at the event but didn’t know he would be handling Christmas trees until he arrived at the park.

“I thought I was going to pick up trash and walk around the park,” he said, “but I really did enjoy myself.”

Johnson, who came to the event with members of his school’s Key Club, said he plans to volunteer again at the annual event.

Ninth-grader Yocelinn Pavez was one of the volunteers from Central Gwinnett High, which sent members from its Key Club and Beta Club to the event.

“I thought it was fun, especially because we got to help the community out,” she said. “It was hard work but fun at the same time.”

Central Gwinnett senior Alonso Zubillaga also said the event was fun.

“The scent of pine kinds of gives a cheery mood to everyone,” he said.

North Gwinnett Baseball Team

December 31, 2008

North Gwinnett Baseball Team
would like to help take the hassle out of disposing your Christmas tree and are offering the following services:

· Pick up the tree outside your home for a donation of $10.00
· Remove tree from home for a donation of $25.00

Note: Please remove all ornaments, lights and tinsel before your tree is picked up.

Call us today to make an appointment to have your tree picked up. You can reach us at (770) 271 – 8283 or email us at NGXmasTree@yahoo.com. We will start scheduling pickups 12/8/08. Pickup dates are 12/26 – 1/5/08.

Please provide us the following information and we will notify you when we will be in your area for the pick-up:
Name
Address
Phone Number
Sub Division

All monies collected go to the North Gwinnett High School Baseball Program and are tax deductible. All trees will be recycled by the City of Suwanee.

We serve the greater Suwanee area… GO DAWGS!!!