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Recycle Christmas trees, bulbs, cooking liquids on Jan. 6

December 19, 2017

Chipper eventRecycle your Christmas tree, fluorescent bulbs, as well as cooking fats, oils and grease (FOG) by taking them to The Home Depot/Target parking lot at 5950 State Bridge Road in Johns Creek on Saturday, Jan. 6, 2018.

FOG and fluorescent lights will be collected from 9 a.m. to noon and trees will be recycled from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Residents are asked to remove electric lights, tinsel and ornaments from the tree, and make sure your tree has not been flocked, or sprayed with fake snow made from artificial materials. Some retailers use natural, corn-based flocking, which is acceptable at the event.

As part of the statewide "Bring One for the Chipper" program, the recycling effort helps keep trees out of landfills and the mulch can be used for playgrounds, public beautification projects, wildlife habitat and homeowner landscaping projects. Mulch is available free to the public upon request by contacting Davey Tree Expert Co. at 770-451-7911, or by filling out the form here:  

Fats, oils and grease (FOG) from cooking should not be poured down sinks or drains. They can clog pipes and cause nasty backups in homes and neighborhoods.

Fluorescent tubes and curly compact fluorescent bulbs contain mercury, which lingers in the environment for years. Keep Johns Creek Beautiful has special equipment that destroys the lights and stores the material and gases for recovery later by a certified fluorescent-light recycling firm.

The local event, sponsored by the City of Johns Creek and Keep Johns Creek Beautiful, is part of a statewide recycling effort by Keep Georgia Beautiful and the Georgia Department of Community Affairs.

For more information, visit Keep Johns Creek Beautiful's website or call 770-551-7766.

Who: City of Johns Creek, Keep Johns Creek Beautiful
What: Christmas tree, Cooking Oil, and fluorescent bulb recycling
Where: The Home Depot/Target parking lot, 5950 State Bridge Road
When: Jan. 6, 2018, Trees from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., and cooking oil and fluorescent bulbs from 9 a.m. to noon