Snellville urged to help make Gwinnett green

January 1, 2013 by  

As the Holiday Season comes to a close, many people in Snellville need to dispose of their Christmas Tree. To help, the Gwinnett ‘Bring One for the Chipper’ is back.

Helping to promote the responsible disposal of trees and make the County as green as possible, the near decade long program is running through January 18. There are two locations in the town, with printing companies likely to have leapt into action to promote the drive.

The chipper program may be a success but, Gwinnettians have been recycling their trees for many years previously. Back in 1984, the Gwinnett Clean & Beautiful group, together with local governments, launched a recycling drive.

In the near 30 years since, it is estimated that about one sixth of all trees recycled in the state have been done in Gwinnett – accounting for more than 1.4 million. In 2011, more than 25,000 trees were given.

With fewer real trees being sold this season, all owners of them, whether from homes or businesses, are needed to donate – with all decorations first being removed of course.

Over the next few weeks, they can be taken to Fire Station 6, at 3890 Johnson Drive and Fire Station 12 at 2815 Lenora Church Rd.

It is not just about sensibly trashing atree though, the drive also does a great deal for the local environment and community. Each tree, which can take up as much room in a landfill as a washing machine, is mulched down and used on the grounds of parks and green spaces across the county.