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Recycle Your Christmas Tree on Saturday

Tree recycling program adds electronics this year.

Need to get rid of that Christmas tree? The City of Johns Creek and Keep North Fulton Beautiful are hosting "Bring One for the Chipper" Saturday, Jan. 5, at The Home Depot on State Bridge Road.

Residents can also bring old lights and ornaments as long as they are already off the trees.

New this year is a chance to recycle electronics at the same time.

“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 of their old electronics. So we’re doing Christmas trees and electronics.” 

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 and copiers
• Cell phones, telephones, batteries and cardboard

Items not accepted:

• Items containing Freon or mercury or household hazardous waste
• Traditional or CFL light bulbs or liquids

The Davey Tree Expert Company will chip the trees into mulch, which will be used for playgrounds, public beautification projects and wildlife habitat and landscaping projects. Mulch will also be available free to residents upon request.

"Bring One for the Chipper" takes place Saturday, Jan. 5, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at The Home Depot, 5950 State Bridge Road.

For more information, call 770-551-7766.

Elena Cannata January 05, 2013 at 09:47 PM
My tree will not be coming down until January 7th, the day after Epiphany (Jan. 6th - the 12th day of Christmas when the Magi visited the infant Jesus). I know that there are many like minded people out there. It there anyone offering Christmas tree recycling after Epiphany?

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