With the arrival of the new year, many Dawson County residents have begun storing decorations and wondering what to do with their used Christmas trees for the upcoming holiday season.
Keep Dawson County Beautiful is once again sponsoring the “Bring One for the Chipper” event. This is a free opportunity for people to safely remove real Christmas trees instead of burning them or throwing them away.
You are encouraged to bring in bare real wood for disposal at the Dawson County Transit Station at 946 Bert Creek Road. The transfer station is open Monday to Saturday from 7am to 5pm.
Always remove all decorations and stands from your tree before you take it down, says KDCB Executive Director Kara Wilkins.
“The trees will be mulched and distributed to ‘free mulch’ locations throughout the county to be made available to the public,” Wilkins added.
Keep Dawson County Beautiful is a local affiliate of Keep America Beautiful and Keep Georgia Beautiful.
More than 6 million Christmas trees have been recycled since the campaign started. According to the Keep Georgia Beautiful Foundation website, that number continues to grow each year.