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Bring one for the Chipper
Annual Christmas tree recycling event is today
CHIPPER file photo for web
Joan Kilian, left, gets a hand from J.L. Hinton with her Christmas tree during the 2009 Bring One for the Chipper Christmas tree recycling program held at Anderson's General Store. The 2010 event is set for today between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. also at Anderson's. - photo by SCOTT BRYANT/file
      Keep Bulloch Beautiful and Anderson's General Store want to "chip" in and help you get your house back in order after the holidays.
      "Bring One for the Chipper" is Georgia's and Bulloch County's annual Christmas tree recycling program. Residents can bring their trees between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. today to Anderson's General Store or the City of Brooklet Public Works Building. Anyone who brings a tree in will receive a free seedling and they can pick up some free mulch, too.
      Since 1991, "Bring One for the Chipper," has collected about five million trees and provided more than one million tree seedlings to participants. The program produces tangible environmental benefits while helping local governments comply with state regulations that prohibit the disposal of yard trimmings in lined municipal landfills. Chipper trees are turned into mulch for playgrounds, public beautification projects, wildlife habitat, and homeowner landscaping projects.
      Chipper also provides a great opportunity for parents to talk to their children about the importance of caring for the environment. Bulloch County residents are encouraged to support their Keep Bulloch Beautiful affiliate and participate in environmental projects all year round.
       Keep Bulloch Beautiful also offers other ways to reduce waste at the end of the holiday season. For those getting new electronics, they can recycle the old ones at the City Center Recycling Center. Usable items can also be donated to Goodwill or Habitat for Humanity. Also, many gifts come in cardboard boxes. To help save room in the trash can, those boxes can be broken down and taken to any recycling center.
      For more information about Bring One for the Chipper, please call (912) 764-6147 or visit

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