The Christmas tree recycling program, "Bring One for the Chipper," is expanding to accept electronics, cardboard, clothing, and small household items on the drop-off day, Saturday, Jan. 4, at The Home Depot, 5950 State Bridge Road.
Between 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. residents can deposit their live Christmas trees and other approved items to be recycled. Please remove decorations and lights before dropping off trees.
"Traditionally, this has been about recycling Christmas trees, but our electronics recycling days are among our more popular events," said Johns Creek Solid Waste Manager James Swope.
"We thought that a lot of people would be getting new electronic gadgets, and this offers people an environmentally safe way to recycle their old electronics. In addition, there is an opportunity to donate clothing and small household items to charity."
Trees will be chipped into mulch by The Davey Tree Expert Company. The mulch will be used for playgrounds, public beautification projects, wildlife habitat and homeowner landscaping projects. Mulch is available free to the public upon request by contacting Davey Tree at 770-451-7911. Since 1991, "Bring One for the Chipper" has collected over 6 million trees for beneficial reuse.
The local event, sponsored by the City of Johns Creek and Keep Johns Creek Beautiful, is part of a statewide recycling effort by Keep Georgia Beautiful and the Georgia Department of Community Affairs. Statewide corporate sponsors are The Home Depot, 11Alive, Earth 911.com, and The Davey Tree Expert Company.In addition to Christmas trees, residents can drop off:
- Computers, monitors, printers, laptops, keyboards, mice, cords and wires
- Televisions ($10 per TV, $25 for 35-inch screens or bigger and projection TVs), stereos, fax machines, copiers
- Cell phones, telephones, batteries, and cardboard
- Clothing, shoes, small reusable household items (will be collected by American Kidney Services)
- Items containing Freon, mercury, or household hazardous waste
- Light bulbs or liquids
For more information, contact Kim Branch at Keep Johns Creek Beautiful at 770-551-7766.
Source: City of Johns Creek