Georgia’s Bring One for The Chipper January 4

Written by  Kelly Collingswood - KBB Thursday, 02 January 2014 10:40

  Keep Bulloch Beautiful and Anderson’s General Store want to “chip” in and help you get your house back in order after the holidays.   “Bring One for the Chipper”, the state’s annual Christmas tree recycling program, invites you to bring your tree to Anderson’s General Store or the Brooklet Public Works Building on Saturday, January 4, 2014 from 9AM-1PM in exchange for a free tree seedling to plant in your yard (while supplies last). 

 

  You may also bring your tree to any Bulloch County recycling center from by this Saturday to receive a voucher for a free tree seedling.  Present the voucher at Anderson’s on January 4, 2014 and receive your free seedling.  

 

  Real trees are a renewable, recyclable resource while artificial trees contain non-biodegradable plastics usually manufactured in China.  “Chipper” trees will be recycled into mulch for playgrounds, public beautification projects, wildlife habitat and homeowner landscaping projects.   

 

     Kelly Collingsworth, KBB director, said “Recycling Christmas tree helps our community by saving valuable landfill space. When chipped into mulch, cut trees become valuable organic material used in landscaping projects.  Trees can also be placed on lakes and ponds to be used as fish habitats.  The trees attract fish of all sizes for a number of reasons. Small fish eat the aquatic insects that find a home in the tree branches. Small fish also use the trees as escape areas from the larger fish that eat them. As a result, the fishing is improved around the trees because more fish are congregated in these areas.”  

 

  Since 1991, “Bring One for the Chipper,” has collected nearly 6 million trees and provided over one million tree seedlings to participants.  The program produces tangible environmental benefits while helping local governments comply with state regulations that prohibit the disposal of yard trimmings in lined municipal landfills.

 

  Bring One for the Chipper is sponsored locally by Chick-fil-A of Statesboro, the City of Brooklet, and Anderson’s General Store.  For more information or questions about Bring One for the Chipper, please call Keep Bulloch Beautiful at (912) 764-6147 and visit www.facebook.com/keepbullochbeautiful or www.keepbullochbeautiful.org.

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