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City of Alpharetta to host “Bring One For The Chipper” on Saturday, January 6th, Christmas trees recycling event

Alpharetta, Georgia – Now that Christmas has passed, you might be wondering what to do with your natural Christmas tree that’s shedding needles all over your living room. Here’s the essential info.

Firstly, don’t set it on fire.

Burning yard waste like leaves, branches, garbage, and Christmas trees is totally banned in Alpharetta.

Instead, bring your tree to our tree recycling day on January 6th!

On Saturday, January 6th, from 9 AM to 3 PM, the City of Alpharetta is hosting a tree recycling event at The Home Depot’s parking lot on Windward Parkway. Your tree will be transformed into mulch by Davey Tree Experts, and this mulch is used in community spaces like playgrounds, parks, and for local beautification efforts.

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You can even get some for your own yard. Just drop off your tree and fill out a form on the City of Alpharetta’s website to request free mulch. Also, if you’ve got old Christmas lights, they will recycle those too. More details can be found at https://bit.ly/3GvHABM.

Wondering if your Christmas tree can be picked up as yard waste?

If your natural Christmas tree is no taller than 10 feet and weighs under 50 pounds, then yes, Republic Services will take it away. Just put it out at the curb on your regular collection day. Tying up the branches with twine is a great help – it means more trees can fit in the truck, and it’s easier for the collection crew. If you’ve put your tree out by 7:00 AM on your collection day and Republic Services hasn’t picked it up, please let us know using the form at https://bit.ly/3vdgzAI.

Calliope Hargrave

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