Old Christmas trees in Georgia county, city to become mulch

Christmas Tree Shortage
Posted at 5:56 PM, Dec 26, 2021
and last updated 2021-12-26 17:56:03-05

VALDOSTA, Ga. (AP) — Residents in a south Georgia city and county looking to dispose of their old Christmas trees can do so at a recycling event that runs Sunday through Jan. 7.

The "Bring One for the Chipper" event is sponsored by the City of Valdosta and Lowndes County. Collected trees, without ornaments and tinsel, will go through a recycling process to make mulch and potting soil, The Valdosta Daily Times reported.

City residents can drop off their trees at Mathis Auditorium or place trees by the street on the day of residential sanitation pickup. County residents can drop off trees at Deep South Collection Center, Advanced Disposal Lakes Collection Center or Advanced Disposal Pine Grove Collection Center. Trees dropped off at county sites will be accepted during center hours.