Gwinnett Clean & Beautiful Announces Drop Off Sites for Bring One for the Chipper 2021

Environmentally Focused Nonprofit Encourages Residents to Drop Off Live Trees Between December 26 and January 25 and Issues Call for Volunteers to Take Part in Popular Tree-cycling Event January 30

Lawrenceville, Ga. – December 21, 2020 – For more than 30 of its 40 years of service to the Gwinnett County community, Gwinnett Clean & Beautiful has been proud to play host to one of the largest “tree-cycling” events in the State of Georgia. The annual event breathes new life into live Christmas trees a little more than a month after all the presents have been opened and the Christmas cards have been exchanged. 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 30, 2021.  For Bring One for the Chipper 2021 to be as big a success as in years past, residents are encouraged to drop their trees off to a designated fire station and volunteers will be needed to help transform all the collected trees into mulch.

“We love the role that Bring One for the Chipper plays in extending the magic of Christmas,” explained Schelly Marlatt, Executive Director for GCB. “It is perhaps one of the best examples of our mission of Connecting People and Resources for a Sustainable Gwinnett. Instead of taking up space in our landfills where live Christmas trees may take decades to decompose, trees that are ‘tree-cycled’ on January 30 will be given a new life right here in our community. The mulched trees will one day line pathways in a local park or help beautify the flower beds around our schools and public buildings. To make that happen, we need as many families as possible to drop off their trees during the collection period and sign up to volunteer for our Bring One for the Chipper event in January. We have several events under our belt since COVID-19 hit Gwinnett County, and we have a solid plan in place to safeguard our participants on January 30. Volunteers can be as young as 14 years old, so Bring One for the Chipper could become a new addition to treasured holiday traditions that local families look forward to sharing each year.”

Live Christmas trees will be accepted at the following drop off locations between December 26, 2020 and January 25, 2021. 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 30, 2021 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 Waiver 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. (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, 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.

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