Americus encourages Christmas tree recycling

Americus encourages Christmas tree recycling

AMERICUS, GA (WALB) - Many of you are getting rid of Christmas trees, and some cities want to help you recycle them. In Americus, you can bring your tree to Lenny's Farmer's Market Saturday between 8 AM and noon to get it turned into free mulch.

The city started the annual 'trees for Chipper' event 10-years ago because christmas trees would pile up on the sides of streets.

"We offer this event for citizens to come out and bring their Christmas trees to recycle. It educates them about recycling and it also helps the environment. We provide mulch for citizens and we had over 100 trees last year that were brought to our farmers market," said Executive Director of the Downtown Development Authority Angie Singletary.

Any leftover mulch will be used in the city's parks.

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