Christmas Day has come and gone and the Christmas trees can come down, and Keep Carroll Beautiful is encouraging residents to recycle them.
Those in the city who have curbside pickup and recycling can place their trees where their trash cans go, or anyone can take their tree to one of the 10 convenience centers in the county.
All 10 convenience centers will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. through Saturday. Normal hours will resume on Sunday. The convenience centers will be closed New Year’s Day.
“Everyone can take their Christmas tree to any of our 10 convenience centers throughout the county,” said Keep Carroll Beautiful Executive Director Lindsay Pfau. “You can take any of your trees to any of the convenience centers but if you are in the city limit where you have curbside pickup and recycling then you can also place your Christmas tree on the curbside and it will be recycled as well.”
Pfau said that after New Year’s Day, it will still not be too late to get rid of Christmas trees.
“On Jan. 4, I will have seedlings to give away for anyone who recycles their Christmas trees,” she said. “We used to have a Bring One for the Chipper event where anyone could bring their tree to Home Depot and have it chipped, but because they had the options for curbside pick up and convenience center, we did not have much participation.”
Pfau wants to encourage residents of Carroll County to come to Keep Carroll Beautiful to drop off their tree to be recycled. Thanks to the Georgia Forestry, 250 tree saplings will be given to those who bring their Christmas tree.
“This is not an event like we used to have, but this is still a fun way to motivate people to recycle their trees,” said Pfau. “I think everyone will love the idea that they can drop off their old Christmas tree but also take a sapling home to plant in the ground and grow.”