With the new year’s arrival, many Dawson County locals have likely begun stowing decorations until the next holiday season and pondering what to do with their used Christmas trees.
Keep Dawson County Beautiful is once again sponsoring its “Bring One for the Chipper” event, a free opportunity for people to get rid of their real Christmas trees in a safe manner, rather than burning or dumping the trees.
People are encouraged to bring bare, real trees for disposal at Dawson County’s transfer station, located at 946 Burt Creek Road. The transfer station is open from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday.
Please make sure to remove all decorations and stands from the tree before dropping it off, said KDCB Executive Director Kara Wilkins.
“The trees get mulched and distributed to the ‘free mulch’ locations around the county and available for citizens to get,” Wilkins added.
Keep Dawson County Beautiful is a local affiliate of Keep America Beautiful and Keep Georgia Beautiful.
Since the campaign’s start, over six million Christmas trees have been recycled. That number keeps growing every year, according to the Keep Georgia Beautiful Foundation’s website.