Keep Statesboro-Bulloch Beautiful has partnered with AgSouth Farm Credit, Georgia Power, and the City of Statesboro to host its annual Bring One for the Chipper event. This program allows citizens to dispose of their Christmas trees by recycling them to be chipped into mulch or transformed into a fish habitat. Providing an option for citizens to recycle their Christmas trees allows for trees to stay out of the local landfill so that they do not take up valuable space.
For 32 years, the Keep Georgia Beautiful Foundation’s Bring One for the Chipper program has helped Georgians recycle their Christmas trees. Sponsors like The Home Depot, The Davey Tree Expert Company, Georgia Forestry Commission, One Tree Planted, and WXIA-TV make it possible for the program to be rolled out to hundreds of communities statewide. Since its inception, the Keep Georgia Beautiful network has recycled over six million Christmas trees and that number continues to grow each year.
There will be two locations for citizens to recycle their Christmas trees. City of Statesboro Public Works will host a drop-off location for trees beginning December 27, 2022, through January 13, 2023, during normal operating hours. AgSouth will host a drop-off and chipping event in its rear parking lot on Saturday, January 14 from 10:00a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
• AgSouth Farm Credit (40 S Main St, Statesboro, GA, 30458).
• City of Statesboro Public Works (5 Braswell St, Statesboro, GA, 30458).
Those who bring their Christmas tree to be recycled on January 14 at Ag South Farm Credit will be thanked with complimentary seeds for planting, seedlings, and free mulch upon request. For more information, please contact Amanda Clements with Keep Statesboro-Bulloch Beautiful or Richard Smiley from the City of Statesboro.
About Keep Statesboro-Bulloch Beautiful: Keep Statesboro-Bulloch Beautiful is an affiliate of Keep America Beautiful and the Keep Georgia Beautiful Foundation. Our goal is to educate and empower citizens and businesses with the resources needed to facilitate litter prevention, beautification, and community greening within the city of Statesboro and surrounding areas. More information can be found at keepstatesborobullochbeautiful.org.
Coordinator for KSBB
Richard Smiley, Streets and Parks Superintendent/City of Statesboro