Georgia Companies Sponsor Statewide Tree Chipping Program

Date: December 27, 2001

Source: News Room

Georgia Power, The Home Depot, Keep Georgia Beautiful and others are joining in the 11th annual "Bring One for the Chipper" program in Georgia on January 5, 2002. The sponsors will provide more than 350 convenient collection sites across the state. By recycling the trees, Georgians comply with the 1996 yard-waste ban in landfills, acquire free mulch for landscaping and help build fish habitats in Georgia's lakes. Since 1991, "Bring One for the Chipper," has collected more than 2.5 million trees and provided one million tree seedlings to participants. Last year, more than 280,000 trees were recycled. The program produces tangible environmental benefits while helping local governments comply with the state regulations that prohibit the disposal of yard trimmings in municipal landfills. More information:

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