Get Answers: Recycling Your Christmas Tree

6:15 PM, Jan 2, 2012   |    comments
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Lauren wrote to 13WMAZ asking, "We had a real tree this year. Where is the tree recycling location in Warner Robins and when does it start?"

Debra Jones with Keep Warner Robins Beautiful say they will be holding a Tree Round-Up Saturday, January 7.

When the holiday season comes to an end, Debra Jones says she's left unwrapping the centerpiece of Christmas traditions, the tree.

She says Keep Warner Robins Beautiful started the program in 1991, and they've chipped several hundred trees every year since.

"People are already dropping off their trees," Jones says, "we'll see this until about mid-January around the 15th is when people finally get everything done."

Jones says people can drop their trees anytime near the water tower on Maple Street, but come January 7, volunteers plan to fill the area to lend a hand and chip hundreds of trees.

"You don't even have to get out of the car. We have people that will unload for you. If you want your rope or string back, they'll hand that right back to you," she says.

And on that day, recyclers giving a tree can drive off with a seedling.

"Flint Energies has made sure that everybody that brings a tree gets a tree. So if you bring us a truck load of trees, we will give you just as many seedlings."

Jones says the tree recycling program is fully sponsored but would've cost the program between $10 and 20 thousand to put it on themselves.

The drop off day starts Saturday, January 7 at 8 a.m.

Laura Jackson with Keep Macon-Bibb Beautiful says they will also hold a tree recycling program on January 7.

Theirs will run from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. at Central City Park.

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