GC&B Encourages Citizens to "Treecycle" After Christmas

Environmentally Focused Nonprofit Preparing for Annual Bring One for the Chipper Event with Announcement of Live Tree Collection Sites and Call for Volunteers

Lawrenceville, Ga. – December 16, 2021 – Gwinnett Clean & Beautiful (GC&B) invites neighbors in Gwinnett County to dream of a Green Christmas this year. Rather than placing their live Christmas tree by the curb after the holidays to decompose in a landfill, the eco-friendly organization encourages citizens to take part in one of the largest “treecycling” events in Georgia – Bring One for the Chipper 2022. In preparation for the big day when all collected trees will be chipped into mulch at Bethesda Park on January 29, GC&B has issued a call for volunteers and has released a list of collection sites where Gwinnettians can drop off their live trees between December 26, 2021 and January 24, 2022.

“We’re very proud of the fact that, since we started Bring One for the Chipper in 1984, Gwinnett Clean & Beautiful has been a leader in Georgia’s treecycling efforts,” said Schelly Marlatt, GC&B’s Executive Director. “We’re extremely fortunate to be part of a county that places such an emphasis on community and the environment. Even after hosting this event for the last 38 years, with new neighbors moving to the area all the time, there are still a lot of folks out there who don’t even know that this option is available to them. They can drop their tree off to a local fire station and it will be chipped into mulch for placement in playgrounds and walking trails at parks throughout Gwinnett County for all of our enjoyment. Whether you’ve made Bring One for the Chipper an annual family tradition or this will be your first year to take part, it’s a simple but WONDERFUL way to celebrate a sustainable ‘Green’ Christmas.”

Marlatt adds that before dropping off live Christmas trees, they must be free of lights, tinsel, decorations and tree stands in order to be treecycled. Bring One for the Chipper drop off locations are as follows:


  • 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

Peachtree Corners

  • Fire Station 4, 5550 Spalding Dr., 30092


  • 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


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

After the last trees have been collected on January 24, they will be transported to Bethesda Park in Lawrenceville for the big event. Held on Saturday, January 29, 2022 from 8-11 a.m., Bring One for the Chipper volunteers must be 14 and older and can include anyone from individuals and families to school clubs and civic groups to companies and neighborhood associations. To volunteer, interested parties must register online at www.GwinnettCB.org and download a Volunteer Waiver Form to bring with them to the event. Registration will open mid-December. 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.