Area residents can bring Christmas trees to be chipped into mulch to two collection sites on Saturday – the Kiwanis Fairgrounds on South Hill Street or the Carver Road Collection Center, at 610 Carver Road, near the Carver Road fire station – between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m.
If you can’t wait until Saturday, Christmas trees can be taken to one of the five Spalding County collection centers located behind Spalding County fire stations or to the Kiwanis Fairgrounds. The five collection centers are:
• Akin Collection Center, 841 S. McDonough Road;
• Blalock Collection Center, 5756 Newnan Road;
• Cabin Collection Center, 3865 Jackson Road;
• Carver Road Collection Center, 610 Carver Road; and
• Woodroof Collection Center, 4245 Old Atlanta Road.
The collection centers are open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday. The trash and recycling centers are closed Sundays and Wednesdays.
The Bring One In for the Chipper program allows communities to put discarded Christmas trees to good use and assists communities in complying with the state’s yard trimmings ban, implemented in 1996, which prohibits the disposal of yard trimmings in lined municipal solid waste landfills.
Sponsors of the program include Spalding County, city of Griffin, Kiwanis Club of Griffin, Spalding County 4-H. Keep Griffin-Spalding Beautiful, Keep Georgia Beautiful, The Home Depot, The Davey Tree Expert Co. and 11 Alive, Atlanta’s NBC affiliate.
For more information call Tim Crane, assistant public works director and solid waste supervisor, at 770-467-4262.