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'Bring One For The Chipper' Returns Jan. 5

The event is organized locally by Keep Roswell Beautiful.

Updated, Thursday, Jan. 3, 3:03 p.m. -

Roswell residents are invited to participate in the 23rd annual Bring One For The Chipper Christmas tree recycling event on Jan. 5.

Organized by Keep Georgia Beautiful, this statewide initiative reuses trees by chipping them into mulch that is then used for playgrounds, local government beautification projects and individual yards.

This year’s two drop-off locations are The Home Depot on Holcomb Bridge Road in the Holcomb Woods Shopping Center and The Home Depot on Woodstock Road across from Publix. Locations will accept trees from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Residents are asked to please not drop off trees prior to January 5. The Holcomb Bridge location will enjoy a visit from The Lost Bus, a group of young men passionate about the evironment and helping others.

This post-holiday tradition is sponsored statewide by The Home Depot, 11 Alive and The Davey Tree Expert Company. Local sponsors include Kiwanis Club of Historic Roswell, Starbucks and Super Target. The event is organized locally by Keep Roswell Beautiful.

Since its inception, the Bring One For The Chipper program has recycled an estimated 5.9 million Christmas trees in Georgia. Last year, more than 8,000 trees were collected in Roswell.

Participants will receive a special gift in appreciation of their recycling efforts, while supplies last.

For more information or to volunteer at the event, call 770-442-8822 or visit www.keeproswellbeautiful.org or www.roswellgov.com.

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