Valdosta Daily Times

December 26, 2013

What We Think: Bring One to the Chipper

The Valdosta Daily Times

- — Bringing one to the chipper has nearly become as much a part of the South Georgia holidays as buying a Christmas tree.

Sponsored by Keep Lowndes/Valdosta Beautiful, Bring One to the Chipper allows residents to bring their live Christmas trees to various sites for proper disposal.

The Chipper keeps dying Christmas trees out of landfills, off the sides of roads, and from being burned in people’s backyards.

The campaign chips up the Christmas trees, grinding them into mulch or using them for wildlife habitat.

By providing several drop-off locations, the campaign makes tree disposal accessible for folks throughout Valdosta-Lowndes County.

People can drop off trees at The Home Depot, the Super Walmart on Inner Perimeter Road, and Mathis City Auditorium now through Jan. 4.

Trees can also be dropped off at the corner of Lawson and North Lowndes streets in Hahira, Valdosta YMCA. Drop off at these sites is available now through Jan. 3.

Valdosta-Lowndes County residents drop off hundreds of trees at these sites each year, bringing a little extra green to the post-Christmas season.

More information: Call KLVB, (229) 671-3698.