Courtesy Neighbor Newspapers
The City of Milton and Milton Grows Green will once again offer Christmas tree recycling as part of Georgia’s “Bring One For The Chipper” program Jan. 2.
This year recyclers may take Christmas trees to three locations: Milton High School (use the Birmingham Highway entrance), King’s Ridge Christian School (use the Cogburn Road entrance) and Scottsdale Farms for assisted drop-off from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
For more information or to volunteer, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
In addition, Scottsdale Farms will accept Christmas trees during normal business hours through Dec. 31 and Jan. 2 through Jan. 9.
The business is awarding each Christmas tree recycler with one free latte.
Local Starbucks locations are also donating coffee, hot water and cups for hot chocolate Jan. 2 at the school drop off locations.
Organizers are hoping to see growth similar to last year’s Chipper effort.
In 2010, Milton residents brought 480 trees to be chipped, which represented a more than 50 percent increase over 2009.
More than 460 of them were used to make 70 cubic yards of free mulch spread over a former dump at Milton’s Birmingham Park. The remainder was sunk by local Boy Scouts into Lake Allatoona to create fish habitats.
This year’s mulch will be used at drop off site Kings Ridge Christian School and Crabapple Elementary School.
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.
Milton Grows Green 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.