Even after all the holiday packages have been unwrapped there’s still a chance to give one last present to the earth by donating your live Christmas tree to a county-wide recycling program that will chip it into a life-giving, water-saving, sweet-smelling layer of mulch. Recycling trees creates mulch, fuel, wildlife habitats and other useful material. You can help “Keep Cobb Beautiful,” by recycling your old tree after the holiday season. Keep Cobb Beautiful is sponsoring free recycling drop-offs.
Keep Cobb Beautiful is inviting everyone to “Bring One for the Chipper,” and recycle your Christmas tree after the holidays. As part of a statewide effort to reuse Christmas trees, Keep Cobb Beautiful is hosting convenient sites where area residents can drop off their trees. No other items will be allowed to be dropped off at sites. Various locations in Cobb County will accept trees from December 26, 2018 until January 5, 2019. To volunteer at a site location, look on the website at www.keepcobbbeautiful.org and go to the volunteer section for more information.
The following locations will accept drop-offs from December 26, 2018 until January 5, 2019:
- Noonday Creek Park 489 Hawkins Store Road Kennesaw, GA 30144
- Fullers Park (Lower Field) 3050 Robinson Road Marietta, GA 30064
- Home Depot 3605 Sandy Plains Road Marietta, GA 30066
- Home Depot 4101 Roswell Road NE Marietta, GA 30062
- Home Depot 2450 Cumberland Parkway SE Atlanta, GA 30339
Before dropping off your tree, remove all non-organic objects such as lights, wire, tinsel, ornaments and nails. Foreign objects can contaminate the mulch and ruin the chipper. Flocked trees cannot be recycled and must be disposed of as garbage. Davey Trees at 770-451-7911, as well as the Cobb parks locations will have free mulch available to citizens after January 8. For more information and/or to receive a mulch request form, contact at 770-528-1135 or visit: www.keepcobbbeautiful.org.
This article originally appeared in the December issue of EAST COBBER, on page 52. Click here to view the digital edition.