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December 27, 2012

Christmas Tree recycling begins

VALDOSTA — Area residents can bring their fresh Christmas trees to a recycling venue as part of Keep Lowndes/ Valdosta Beautiful’s annual event, Bring One for the Chipper.

Every year, thousands of trees are brought to the centers to be collected and turned into mulch or wildlife habitat, according to KLVB’s Aaron Strickland. The program assists local governments in complying with a state ban on the disposal of yard trimmings in municipal solid waste landfills.

There are three sites in Valdosta where trees can be brought, now through Jan. 5, 2013. The Home Depot on Norman Drive, Super WalMart on Inner Perimeter Road and Mathis City Auditorium on N. Ashley Street are official sites.

There are two satellite sites, one in Hahira, at the corner of Lawson and N. Lowndes St., and the YMCA on Gornto Road, but Strickland said these sites are only open until Jan. 4.

For those who wait until Saturday, Jan. 5, the three main sites in Valdosta will have KLVB volunteers on hand from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. to hand out free tree seedlings in exchange for your recyclable tree, while supplies last.

For more information on Bring One for the Chipper, contact Strickland at (229) 671-3698.

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