Christmas 2013 has come and gone. Our little kids are done playing with the boxes that their expensive toys came in and our older kids are speaking to us again — after not getting the titanium turbo-charged iPhone they wanted/demanded.
Take a few moments to take down the Christmas tree, before the credit card bills arrive.
Our friends at Keep Bartow Beautiful invite you to “Bring One for the Chipper” and recycle your Christmas tree.
Bring One for the Chipper
This program, which began in 1991, supports GA’s “yard trimmings disposal ban” by recycling trees — especially all the formerly live Christmas trees and greenery.
Since its inception, almost six million trees have been recycled into mulch or used as fish habitats in lakes and ponds.
The campaign features “Chipper,” who comes out during the holidays and makes personal appearances around the community at local tree lots during the holiday season.
Keep Bartow Beautiful was approached in 1991 by the Army Corps of Engineers (ACE) and asked to combine KBB’s collection efforts with the ACE “Fish Habitat” project. The annual event encourages folks to recycle their LIVE Christmas trees at any of Bartow County’s eleven collection/recycling centers.
Please Note: This program does not include recycling fake Christmas trees. 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. For more benefits of submerged fish habitat/attractor structures click HERE.
- Keep Bartow Beautiful continues to partner with Bartow County Solid Waste, The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Georgia Dept. of Natural Resources-Fisheries Division, Marietta Bassmasters, 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 click HERE
Drop Off Sites on Lake Allatoona
- Victoria Day Use
- Galt’s Day Use
- Sweetwater Campground
- Payne Boat Ramp
- Blockhouse 1
- Bethany Bridge parking lot