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Recycle your tree, receive a new one

December 28, 2003

Albany- Soon thousands of old Christmas trees will have a new life as they are recycled into mulch for the "Bring One for the Chipper" program.

"We'll use the mulch here at the YMCA around their trees which is of great benefit to them," says Judy Bowles of Keep Albany Dougherty Beautiful.

Last year, more than 280,000 trees were collected statewide, and here in Dougherty County 23 tons of mulch were produced from recycled trees.

"Load the children up and bring them out give us your old tree. We'll give you a seedling and let them plant a tree which is giving something back to the environment. In five or six years they'll look at that tree and have a special meaning and a special pride in that tree."

Organizers will be collecting trees from 9AM to 4 PM on January 3rd. There are three drop off sites in Albany, fire station number three on Holly Drive, Home Depot, and the YMCA Sports Park on Gillionville Road.

Posted at 4:35 PM by elaine.armstrong@walb.com