VALDOSTA, GA (WALB) –Your live Christmas tree can be good for the environment.
From now until January 8th, folks around Valdosta can drop off Christmas Trees at Home Depot, Mathis City Auditorium, and Walmart to be recycled.
Keep Lowndes Valdosta Beautiful and the City of Valdosta's Arborist Division will host the "Bring One for the Chipper" annual event on January 9th from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at those same locations.
That Saturday is the only day you can trade in your tree for a free seedling.
"The trees that come out, some are being used as a fish habitat in local ponds," said Keep Lowndes Valdosta Beautiful Executive Director Aaron Strickland. "Some will go out to the City compost site and be composted out there and the ones that we're chipping on the ninth will be used in local parks."
Other drop off sites through Janurary 8th, include the Valdosta YMCA, the Lowndes County Industrial Boulevard Recycling Center, and the City of Hahira.