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Bring One for the Chipper Christmas tree recycling event Saturday

Posted: December 31, 2013 - 4:08pm  |  Updated: December 31, 2013 - 4:11pm
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FILE  Georgia Power volunteers Chris Dodgen (left) and Tony Saxon unload a tree during "Bring One for the Chipper" in January 2013 at the Home Depot in Evans. The 12th annual event will be Saturday at Home Depot.  Scott Rouch
Scott Rouch
FILE Georgia Power volunteers Chris Dodgen (left) and Tony Saxon unload a tree during "Bring One for the Chipper" in January 2013 at the Home Depot in Evans. The 12th annual event will be Saturday at Home Depot.

 

In many homes, the only remnant of the recent holiday is the Christmas tree.

There’s plenty of ways to dispose of that now barren tree.

The annual Bring One for the Chipper tree recycling event offers residents a way to recycle their tree.

The 12th annual event will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Home Depot at 520 N. Belair Road in Evans.

“We had a really good year last year,” said Jenny Hinson, Columbia County Green Programs manager.

About 930 trees were chipped last January with about 500 of them dropped off the day of the event.

Trees can be dropped off at the store any time prior to the event. Hinson said all lights, ornaments, wires and other decorations needs to be removed prior to dropping off the tree.

Hinton said anyone interested can bring their own bags, buckets and shovels and collect free tree mulch. Trucks can be loaded with a front-end loader, Hinson said.

For more information, call (706) 312-7195.

Residents also can drop trees off at Riverside Middle School for the Army Corps of Engineers Christmas tree recycling program through Jan. 8. The trees, which must also be free of decorations, will be dropped into Clarks Hill Lake as fish habitats.

Members of Evans Boy Scout Troop 643 will pick up Christmas trees for recycling on Saturday. A $10 donation helps scouts attend summer camp. To schedule a pick-up, call (706) 373-8922 or send an e-mail to GetMyTree@knology.net.

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