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Keep Bartow Beautiful - Christmas Tree Recycling
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"Bring One For the Chipper"
Christmas Tree Recycling January 2014
The purpose of this program, launched statewide in 1991, is to support the state “yard trimmings disposal ban", by recycling trees, particularly the glut of “LIVE” Christmas trees and greenery during the holiday season. Since the program began, over 5.9 million trees have been diverted from Georgia’s landfills and recycled into mulch or used as fish habitats in lakes and ponds.
The state campaign features "Chipper," the state's beaver mascot known for chipping Christmas trees into mulch, as well as using felled trees in waterbodies for habitat. (Chipper is so named because beavers take down trees by gnawing, or "chipping" with their large front teeth.) Chipper comes out during the holidays, often making personal appearances around the community during the annual Christmas parade, or at local tree lots during the holiday season.
Keep Bartow Beautiful began participating in 2000 (KBB's innaugural year). In 2007, Keep Bartow Beautiful was approached by the Army Corps of Engineers and asked to join our collection efforts with their "Fish Habitat" project. This annual event, encourages citizens to recycle their LIVE Christmas trees at any of Bartow County's eleven collection/recycling centers.
* Please be sure to remove all lights and ornaments, as well as the tree stand, prior to recycling.
Fish Habitat Program:
- Your live Christmas Tree could help improve fishing in lake Allatoona by becoming part of a Fish Habitat installation. This program helps to promote species diversity and provide cover so that small fish can become big fish in lake Allatoona. This helps to make sure anglers continue to visit Bartow County. More info on the benefits of submerged fish habitat/attractor structures can be found HERE.
- Keep Bartow Beautiful continues to partner with Bartow County Solid Waste, The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Georgia Dept. of Natural Resources-Fisheries Division, Marietta Bassmasters, Cherokee County Boy Scouts, City of Acworth, Red Top Mountain State Park and community volunteers to recycle all the collected trees into fish habitat areas in Lake Allatoona.
- To volunteer for the "Trees to Habitat" project, call 770-387-5167.
- Find maps for Lake Allatoona's Fish Habitat locations HERE
All Bartow County Department of Solid Waste Facilities will close at noon Tuesday, December 24, 2013.
All Solid Waste facilities will resume will resume will will will will normal hours of operation on Friday, December 27th.
All Solid Waste Facilities will be closed on Wednesday, January 1, 2014.
All Solid Waste Facilities will re-open Thursday, January 2, 2014 @ 7:00 AM.
All Solid Waste Facilitlies will resume our normal operating hours on Friday, January 3rd.
Call (770) 387-5145 for more solid waste and compactor site info
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|A single farmed tree absorbs more than 1 ton of CO2 throughout its lifetime. With more than 350 million real Christmas trees growing in U.S. tree farms alone, you can imagine the yearly amount of carbon sequestering associated with the trees. Additionally, each acre of trees produces enough oxygen for the daily needs of 18 people.|
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