Gwinnett Clean & Beautiful Announces Drop Off Sites for Bring One for the Chipper 2019

Environmentally-Focused Nonprofit Issues Call for Volunteers for Popular Tree-cycling Event January 26

Lawrenceville, Ga. – December 18, 2018 – On behalf of those Gwinnett residents who haven’t put up their Christmas tree and might be grappling with the decision between an artificial tree and a live tree, Gwinnett Clean & Beautiful (GCB) presents a very good reason to choose the latter.  For more than 30 years, GCB has played host to one of the largest “tree-cycling” events in the State of Georgia. The event breathes new life into live Christmas trees one month after all of the presents have been opened and the last Merry Christmas wishes have been spoken. Trees collected at designated drop-off sites beginning the day after Christmas will be hauled to Bethesda Park in Lawrenceville in anticipation of the big event on January 26, 2019.  In order for Bring One for the Chipper 2019 to be a success, volunteers will be needed to help transform all of the collected trees into mulch.

“Bring One for the Chipper effectively extends the magic of Christmas,” explained Schelly Marlatt, Executive Director for GCB. “Trees that are ‘tree-cycled’ that day will get a new life right away instead of taking up space in our landfills where live Christmas trees may take decades to decompose. Just as families have a tradition of going out together to a local farm or Christmas tree lot to pick up their perfect tree, we hope they will go together to drop off their tree at one of our local fire stations for Bring One for the Chipper. It’s a wonderful teachable moment for our children. We encourage parents to let their children know that the tree that they are dropping off could one day line pathways in their favorite park or help beautify the flower beds around their school. To make that lesson even more powerful, families with teenagers might want to consider volunteering for our Bring One for the Chipper event! We hope it will become a new addition to their holiday traditions that they look forward to sharing each year.”

Live Christmas trees will be accepted at the following drop off locations between December 26, 2018 and January 20, 2019. Before dropping them off, trees must be free of lights, tinsel, decorations and tree stands in order to be tree-cycled. Drop off locations are as follows:

Buford

  • Fire Station 14, 1600 Highway 23, 30518
  • Fire Station 24, 2735 Mall of GA Blvd., 30519
  • Fire Station 29, 2800 Thompson Mill Rd., 30519

Dacula

  • Fire Station 17, 2739 Brooks Rd., 30019
  • Fire Station 27, 2825 Old Fountain Rd., 30019

Duluth

  • Fire Station 5, 3001 Old Norcross Rd., 30096
  • Fire Station 7, 3343 Bunton Rd., 30096
  • Fire Station 19, 3275 N. Berkeley Lake Rd., 30096

Grayson

  • Fire Station 8, 2295 Brannan Rd., 30017

Hoschton

  • Fire Station 18, 1515 Mineral Springs Rd., 30548

Lawrenceville

  • 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

Lilburn

  • Fire Station 2, 12 Harmony Grove Rd., 30047
  • Fire Station 3, 4394 Five Forks-Trickum Rd., 30047
  • Fire Station 22, 2180 Stone Dr., 30047

Loganville

  • Fire Station 28, 3725 Rosebud Rd, 30052
  • Fire Station 30, 1052 Ozora Rd., 30052

Norcross

  • Fire Station 1, 165 Lawrenceville St., 30071
  • Fire Station 11, 5885 Live Oak Pkwy., 30093
  • Fire Station 23, 4355 Steve Reynolds Blvd., 30093

Peachtree Corners

  • Fire Station 4, 5550 Spalding Dr., 30092

Snellville

  • Fire Station 6, 3890 Johnson Dr., 30039
  • Fire Station 12, 2815 Lenora Church Rd., 30078

Sugar Hill

  • Fire Station 26, 6075 Suwanee Dam Rd., 30518

Suwanee

  • Fire Station 21, 474 Old Peachtree Rd., 30024

Held on Saturday, January 26 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. 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 gwinnettcb@gwinnettcb.org or 770-822-5187.

About Gwinnett Clean & Beautiful:  Gwinnett Clean & Beautiful Services, Inc. (GCB) 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, GCB 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.

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