Recycling Event Set For Jan. 7

Published 8:45 am Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Cordele, GA – Keep Crisp Beautiful want to “chip” in and help you get your house back in order after the Christmas holidays.  We have made at least one household decision free, easy, and eco-friendly during this holiday season.

Bring One for the Chipper, allows Crisp County residents to bring their trees to local drop-off center at Williams Field on Saturday, January 7, 2017, from 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.  Crisp County residents can start the year off right by making a simple choice that benefits the environment.

Christmas tree recycling programs like Bring One For The Chipper support eco-friendly holiday efforts that have a greater influence.  According to the National Christmas Tree Association ( 98% of real Christmas trees are grown on farms throughout all 50 states and Canada.  Real trees are a renewable, recyclable resource.  On average, for each tree harvested, three seedlings are planted in its place.  An estimated 40-45 million Christmas trees are planted annually throughout North America, absorbing carbon dioxide, producing oxygen, and supporting local economies.  Chipper trees will be recycled into mulch for playgrounds, public beautification projects, and wildlife habitats.

Since 1991, “Bring One for the Chipper,” has collected over 6 million trees for beneficial reuse.

For more information about Bring One for the Chipper, please call (229) 273-1669

About Keep Crisp Beautiful: Keep Crisp Beautiful is a non-profit organization located in the Cordele-Crisp Chamber of Commerce.  The duties of Keep Crisp Beautiful are to promote public interest and the general improvement of the environment for the City of Cordele and Crisp County.