Annual Christmas Tree and Electronics Recycling Event Set For Dec. 30

  • Thursday, December 7, 2023
Volunteers from Keep Dalton-Whitfield Beautiful and the Dalton-Whitfield Solid Waste Authority help a resident unload their tree for recycling
Volunteers from Keep Dalton-Whitfield Beautiful and the Dalton-Whitfield Solid Waste Authority help a resident unload their tree for recycling
Keep Dalton-Whitfield Beautiful’s Annual Bring One for the Chipper Event will be held at The Home Depot on 875 Shugart road on Saturday, Dec. 30.

"This event has, over the years, recycled hundreds of live Christmas trees and multiple tons of electronics," officials said. "Recycle your live, natural, undecorated Christmas tree after the holiday season, your used electronic devices and cardboard."

From 9 a.m.-noon, volunteers will be on site to collect natural trees and electronics for recycling.
There will be a second drop-off site for trees only at Edwards Park also on Dec. 30 from 9 a.m.-noon.

There is no charge for trees and most electronics. The only fee is a $10 fee for CRT, or Cathode Ray Tube, television sets and computer monitors. Typical CRT TVs have four to eight pounds of lead in them, requiring them to have extra-special handling when they are being recycled, and results in a higher cost.

Remove all ornaments and the base from trees. Electronics will be sent to a third-party recycler. Volunteers will not be removing any data from devices before sending them onto recycling. Make sure you wipe the data from laptops, phones, etc. before dropping off.

Participants will have their pick of seed packets while supplies last.

"Thank you to the following event sponsors and organizers: Keep Dalton-Whitfield Beautiful, Whitfield County Public Works, Dalton-Whitfield Solid Waste Authority and The Home Depot," organizers said.

For more information, or to volunteer at the event, call 706-278-5001 or visit Keep Dalton-Whitfield Beautiful online at http://www.keepdaltonwhitfieldbeautiful.org.
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