Local Fire Stations to Serve as Collection Sites for Gwinnett County’s Bring One for the Chipper 2020
Lawrenceville, Ga. – December 12, 2019 – As families select the perfect live Christmas tree, strap it to the roof of their car and find the perfect spot for it in their home, they may not want to think about what will happen to it AFTER the holidays. A long-standing tradition in Gwinnett County, Bring One for the Chipper presents an opportunity for individuals, couples, roommates and families to carry a little bit of that Christmas magic into 2020 by breathing new life into their tree. Between December 26 and January 20, Gwinnett Clean & Beautiful will be asking Gwinnett County residents to drop off their live Christmas trees at local fire stations for collection. Those trees will then be transported to Bethesda Park in Lawrenceville for the big day on January 25, 2020 for the annual Bring One for the Chipper event.
“2020 will mark Gwinnett Clean & Beautiful’s 37th year as an innovator for recycling Christmas trees in Georgia – which has since been celebrated as Bring One for the Chipper by Keep Georgia Beautiful affiliates statewide for about a quarter of a century,” said Schelly Marlatt. “We’re extremely proud of that fact and love that it continues to grow year after year. While virtually no one wants to see the holiday season come to an end, Bring One for the Chipper is a great way for parents to not only teach their kids about the importance of recycling – or in this case TREEcycling, but it can also serve as a new tradition where they wave goodbye to the current year and look ahead to the new one. Come springtime, the mulch that is generated from the Christmas trees we’ve collected will appear in parks and community greenspaces all over the county, as well as in landscaping around municipal buildings and maybe even at the school they attend. I can’t think of a more powerful image to share with a child about how recycling works. That Christmas tree that once held so much wonder for them could become a part of their favorite playground or help the flowers grow around their school.”
The following locations will be accepting live Christmas trees between December 26, 2019 and January 20, 2020. Before dropping them off, trees must be free of lights, tinsel, decorations and tree stands in order to be treecycled.
- Fire Station 14, 1600 Highway 23, 30518
- Fire Station 24, 2735 Mall of GA Blvd., 30519
- Fire Station 29, 2800 Thompson Mill Rd., 30519
- Fire Station 17, 2739 Brooks Rd., 30019
- Fire Station 27, 2825 Old Fountain Rd., 30019
- Fire Station 5, 3001 Old Norcross Rd., 30096
- Fire Station 7, 3343 Bunton Rd., 30096
- Fire Station 19, 3275 N. Berkeley Lake Rd., 30096
- Fire Station 8, 2295 Brannan Rd., 30017
- Fire Station 18, 1515 Mineral Springs Rd., 30548
- Fire Station 9, 1900 Five Forks-Trickum Rd., 30044
- Fire Station 10, 1131 Rock Springs Rd. 30043
- Fire Station 20, 1801 Cruse Rd., 30044
- Fire Station 25, 3575 Lawrenceville Hwy., 30044
- Fire Station 31, 1061 Collins Hill Rd. 30043
- Fire Station 2, 12 Harmony Grove Rd., 30047
- Fire Station 3, 4394 Five Forks-Trickum Rd., 30047
- Fire Station 22, 2180 Stone Dr., 30047
- Fire Station 28, 3725 Rosebud Rd, 30052
- Fire Station 30, 1052 Ozora Rd., 30052
- Fire Station 1, 165 Lawrenceville St., 30071
- Fire Station 11, 5885 Live Oak Pkwy., 30093
- Fire Station 23, 4355 Steve Reynolds Blvd., 30093
- Fire Station 4, 5550 Spalding Dr., 30092
- Fire Station 6, 3890 Johnson Dr., 30039
- Fire Station 12, 2815 Lenora Church Rd., 30078
- Fire Station 26, 6075 Suwanee Dam Rd., 30518
- Fire Station 21, 474 Old Peachtree Rd., 30024
Held on Saturday, January 25 from 8-11 a.m. at Bethesda Park, Bring One for the Chipper volunteers can include individuals, families*, school groups, civic groups, companies, neighborhood associations and more. Bethesda Park is located at 225 Bethesda Church Road in Lawrenceville. To volunteer, interested parties must register online at www.GwinnettCB.org and download a Volunteer Release Form to bring with them to the event. Questions may be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org or 770-822-5187.
About Gwinnett Clean & Beautiful: Gwinnett Clean & Beautiful Services, Inc. (GC&B) is a Keep America Beautiful affiliate and award-winning 501(c)(3) charitable organization. It boasts an expansive community-based network dedicated to finding long-term solutions to environmental and quality of life issues through individual action. The organization is guided by a Citizens Advisory Board that represents all sectors of the Gwinnett County community. A nationally recognized leader in creating cleaner, greener and more livable communities throughout Gwinnett, GC&B involves more than 100,000 volunteers annually to clean and restore public places, recycle more, protect watersheds and develop the next generation of environmental stewards. To learn more about Gwinnett Clean & Beautiful and its mission of “Connecting People and Resources for a Sustainable Gwinnett,” please visit www.GwinnettCB.org.
* Volunteers must be 14 or older.