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Turn your Christmas tree into a giving tree

January 7, 2006

Lee County- The "Bring one for the Chipper" campaign hopes you'll recycle your Christmas tree after the holidays. The Lee County Public Works Department is working with the Keep Georgia Beautiful Campaign to turn used Christmas trees into mulch or a wildlife habitat.

Since the program began in 1991, over four million Christmas trees in Georgia have been collected.

"The recycling program is really good because it keeps waste down in our landfills too, so if people would just bring their Christmas Trees in," said Catherine Gammage, Lee County Public Works.

The campaign has also handed out one million Christmas tree seedlings to participants. Those who dropped off a tree today received a Dogwood sapling. Trees will be collected at the Lee County Landfill through the end of January.

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