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Valdosta to hold Christmas tree recycling on Saturday

By Robin Jedlicka - bio | email

December 30, 2008

VALDOSTA, GA (WALB) -

People in Lowndes County can donate their live Christmas Trees to a worthy cause.   The 17th annual Christmas Tree recycling event, Bring One For the Chipper, will take place this Saturday, January 3rd.  

Between 9 AM and 2 PM, you can drop off trees at the Walmart Super Center, Mathis Auditorium, or the Home Depot on Norman Drive. Each tree will be ground into mulch that will help beautify and preserve the community. While supplies last... each donor will receive a free tree seedling.

"We ask folks to, instead of just leaving their trees on the curb to be picked up and taken to the land-fill or what not, to bring it out to one of our drop sites," says Aaron Strickland, Executive Director of Keep Lowndes/Valdosta Beautiful.  "And, when they do that, the trees are chipped up. They're turned into mulch, and that mulch we take out to some of the local parks, the local YMCA, stuff like that."  

Additional Drop-Off Sites will accept trees through this Friday, though they won't hand out seedlings. Those sites include the Valdosta YMCA, Lowndes County Public Works, and the City of Hahira at the corner of Lawson and North Lowndes Streets.

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