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Friday, January 21, 2011

Bring One for the Chipper 2011 collects 687 trees.

Volunteers record 43 percent increase from 2010.

MILTON, GA, Jan. 21, 2011 - The City of Milton and Milton Grows Green Committee (MGG) are proud to announce volunteers collected 687 Christmas trees for recycling at Bring One for the Chipper 2011, making this year's event the most successful yet. That total represents an increase of 43 percent over last year.

This year recyclers dropped off Christmas trees at three locations Sunday, Jan. 2: Milton High School, King's Ridge Christian School and Scottsdale Farms. Boy Scout Troop No. 841 also used the drop-off points for its annual tree pick-up effort and volunteered at each spot. The resulting mulch, chipped by Todd Harkleroad and Lilburn-based Casey Tree Service, will be used at Crabapple Crossing Elementary School.

Click here to see photos from the event.

Special thanks to Starbucks, RBC Bank, Publix, Walmart, Brooklyn Joe's Pizza, Ray's New York Pizza and Scottsdale Farms for their food, drink, and financial donations and support of this effort.

Last year Milton residents brought 480 trees to be chipped, a more than 50 percent increase over 2009.

The Bring One for the Chipper program, in conjunction with Keep Georgia Beautiful, has recycled more than 4.8 million Christmas trees since the program's launch.

MGG coordinates the efforts of individual volunteers and community-based organizations through the efforts of its own members, including Milton residents, business partners and those with an interest in the environment. For more information, e-mail mgg@cityofmiltonga.us.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

How many trees were collected each year prior to MGG jumping on the bandwagon and getting involved in and trying to take credit for a program that existed before they did?

Anonymous said...

Probably a lot more? We just dumped ours in the creek this year so we wouldnt have to see or talk to Jon McPhail or Julie Bailey!