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Keep Bartow Beautiful - Christmas Tree Recycling
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"Bring One For the Chipper"
Christmas Tree Recycling January 2013
The purpose of this program, launched statewide in 1991, is to support the state “yard trimmings disposal ban", by recycling trees, particularly the glut of “LIVE” Christmas trees and greenery during the holiday season. Since the program began, over 4.8 million trees have been diverted from Georgia’s landfills and recycled into mulch or used as fish habitats in lakes and ponds.
The state campaign features "Chipper," the state's beaver mascot known for chipping Christmas trees into mulch, as well as using felled trees in waterbodies for habitat. (Chipper is so named because beavers take down trees by gnawing, or "chipping" with their large front teeth.) Chipper comes out during the holidays, often making personal appearances around the community during the annual Christmas parade, or at local tree lots during the holiday season.
This annual event, encourages citizens to recycle their LIVE Christmas trees at any of Bartow County's eleven collection/recycling centers.
* Please be sure to remove all lights and ornaments, as well as the tree stand, prior to recycling.
Fish Habitat Program:
- Your live Christmas Tree could help improve fishing in lake Allatoona by becoming part of a Fish Habitat installation. This program helps to promote species diversity and provide cover so that small fish can become big fish in lake Allatoona. This helps to make sure anglers continue to visit Bartow County. More info on the benefits of submerged fish habitat/attractor structures can be found HERE.
- Keep Bartow Beautiful continues to partner with Bartow County Solid Waste, the local office of the Georgia Forestry Commission, The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Georgia Dept. of Natural Resources-Fisheries Division, Marietta Bass Masters, Cherokee County Boy Scouts, City of Acworth, Red Top Mountain State Park and community volunteers to recycle all the collected trees into fish habitat areas in Lake Allatoona.
- To volunteer for the "Trees to Habitat" project, call 770-387-5167.
- Find maps for Lake Allatoona's Fish Habitat locations HERE
All Bartow County Department of Solid Waste Facilities will be Open on Monday, December 24th, Christmas Eve until 12:00 Noon.
All Solid Waste facilities will resume will resume will will will will normal hours of operation on Thursday, December 27th.
Call (770) 387-5145 for more solid waste and compactor site info
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