SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) – When you’re ready to take down your Christmas tree, several local drop-off locations will recycle it for you.
Before planting a tree, residents are asked to remove all lights, decorations, wire, hooks, ropes, tinsel and artificial snow for seamless recycling.
Some sites will also accept holiday lights, wrapping paper and cardboard boxes for recycling.
Sponsored by Savannah/Hilton Head International, Bring One for the Chipper will be accepting trees Monday, December 26th through Saturday, January 7th. Residents can dispose of their Christmas trees by bringing them to the airport’s recycling facility on Aggett Drive.
You are also encouraged to recycle any wrapping paper and cardboard boxes that may be left over after the holidays.
Christmas trees brought to Bring One for the Chipper will be shredded into mulch and used throughout the airport for landscaping, soil erosion prevention and water retention projects. The recycled trees will also be used to benefit the various lakes and ponds at the airport.
Organizers say residents’ recycled Christmas trees will keep the airport’s landscape thriving for years to come.
Keep Statesboro-Bulloch Beautiful is partnering with AgSouth Farm Credit, Georgia Power and the City of Statesboro to host the annual Bring One for the Chipper event.
Two sites for recycling New Year’s trees will be open for citizens:
- City of Statesboro Public Works
- 5 Braswell St, Statesboro, GA 30458
- Tuesday, December 27 through Friday, January 13 during regular business hours
- AgSouth Farm Credit
- 40 S Main St, Statesboro, GA 30458 (rear parking lot)
- Saturday, January 14 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m
Residents who bring their Christmas trees to AgSouth Farm Credit on Jan. 14 will receive free planting seeds, seedlings and free mulch upon request.
Hilton Head Island
The City of Hilton Head Island will host the 12th annual Grinding of the Greens Monday, December 26th through Sunday, January 15th. For the first time, holiday lights will also be accepted for recycling, coordinated by local non-profit organization The Outside Foundation.
Both recycling services will be available at the following drop-off locations:
- Coligny Beach Lot Parking (paved area on the South Forest Beach Side). The site is adjacent to Lowcountry Celebration Park on the south end of the island.
- Old Gullah Flea Market (near William Hilton and Chamberlin Drive). This site is across the William Hilton Parkway from Squire Pope Road on the north side of the island.
Organizers say when the shredding is complete, residents will be able to come in and pick up free mulch starting Tuesday, January 17. Mulch will be available until Monday, January 23, or until it’s gone.