Bring One for the Chipper returns for 2013
December 26, 2012 by Mark
With Christmas over and the decorations coming down, the annual problem of how to responsibly dispose of the tree needs answering. Fortunately, Peachtree City residents again have the perfect solution right on hand.
The ‘Bring One for the Chipper program’ is back, allowing folks to recycle their tree into useful mulch. The scheme, presented by Keep Georgia Beautiful, sees chippers set up all over communities in the state.
Better still, the event sees thousands of volunteers kindly giving up their time over the period, working with the statewide and local sponsors to make the program so successful.
With the festivities now over, local print companies in the area will likely be asked to help as many people as possible know of the 2013 service. Sensible recycling of all posters and flyers will then be needed too.
For Peachtree City, the chipper scheme will take place in three areas – the city’s Recycling Center (out on Rockaway Road), the Home Depot, and the Kedron Shopping Center. Many coordinators can also arrange to collect trees in some circumstances.
All trees will be accepted from 8:30 am through 4:30 pm on Saturday, January 5. It is important that all decorations, lights, and tinsel strands are removed.
Over the years, the program has seen close to six million trees mulched, which has gone towards fitting out school playgrounds and been used on local beautification schemes. Many people have also taken advantage of the scheme to cover areas of their private yards.
Considered a prime quality mulch and completely free, it is little wonder so many people apply for a batch each year.