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County offers tree recycling
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For those wondering what to do with their Christmas tree after the holidays, Keep Dawson County Beautiful suggests going green this season.

Bring One for the Chipper, the annual recycling program, has collected and recycled more than 5 million Christmas trees statewide since 1991.

"The program successfully transforms chipper trees into mulch for playgrounds, public beautification projects, wildlife habitat and homeowner landscaping projects," said Cathy Brooks, executive director of the local organization.

Dawson residents can drop off their undecorated trees at the local transfer station and recycling center, 946 Burt Creek Road, beginning Dec. 27.

The trees will be chipped into mulch, which will be available free to residents beginning Jan. 9 on a first-come, first-serve basis.

The transfer station and recycling center is the lone local tree drop-off site this season.

Trees are not being accepted at the Home Depot as in previous years, Brooks said.

The transfer station and recycling center will accept trees during normal business hours, 7 a.m.-5 p.m., through Jan. 14.

For more information, call (706) 344-3501, Ext. 255.