Scroll down this page for local Georgia recycling and responsible disposal options for holiday waste, from Christmas trees and wreathes, to lights, ornaments, wrapping and packaging. Many towns and cities offer curbside collection, even for Christmas trees. Counties and unicorporated areas typically have a number or drop-off locations.
Christmas trees are usually colllected from December 26th through
the first 2 or 3 weeks in January. Whether your tree is picked up from
your curb, or you drop it off, be sure to remove all
remove all lights, wire, tinsel, ornaments, nails, stands, other
NON-Organic decorative materials and other materials that are not part
of the original tree. This includes tree stands also. Flocked trees are
occasionally accepted (call to verify), but not artificial trees. Large trees (larger
than the standard 6 - 7 ft tree) may need to be cut in half to
be acceptable by your
curbside garbage hauler.
The trees and wreathes are usually chipped and made into a mulch
which is ofteny made available, free to city or county residents.
Ornaments and light strings are usually placed into your
curbside collection bin. Some localities have year-round
collection centers. The same is true of wrapping paper and boxes.
Always follow the links (usually the blue, underlined name of the city or county) below for updated information, as these agencies often wait until the last minute to change dates or update their information.
If your area is not specifically mentioned below, call your trash collection
agency and ask!
Georgia: Where and How to Recycle Your Christmas Tree After the Holidays January 2022
- Statewide - ANYWHERE in Georgia! Bring One for the Chipper, the state's annual Christmas tree recycling program, invites
Georgia residents to bring their trees to local drop-off centers on January 8, 2022 from 9 am to 4 pm. At many locations, Boy Scouts are on hand to
help you quickly unload you tree.
---->Click here for the complete list of all
locations, sorted by county
Metro Atlanta Residents!
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- Home Depot - On the second Saturday in January many locations statewide will take
trees (you can have purchased your tree anywhere) for recycling.
Atlanta area tree drop-off points for 2022 can be found on this list (PDF)
. Verify by calling your local Home Depot - they often change at the last minute!
Click here to find your local Home Depot store and their phone number.
- Atlanta (City residents) Curbside Tree
Disposal: The City of Atlanta Department of Public Works will
collect and recycle your Christmas tree along with your yard
trimmings. Please make sure that the tree does not include the
following when placed curbside: Remove the base. Remove all lights
and decorations. Do not place the tree in a plastic bag.
Click here for locations, updated information and more details.
January 8, 2022 from
9 am until 3 pm Alpharetta residents can bring their trees to
The Home Depot located at 5300 Windward Parkway for recycling.
Trees will be chipped into mulch by the Davey Tree Expert Company.
Mulch is then used for public beautification projects and is
available free to Alpharetta citizens. To request mulch, please fill out the request form on the City web site at www.alpharetta.ga.us.
Athens, GA - see this page.
Saturday, January 8, 2022
Citizens may bring their *undecorated* Christmas Trees to Bring One for the Chipper sites, from 9 am to 1 pm for
recycling in exchange for a tree seedling.
Cofer's Home and Garden
Clarke Middle School
Sandy Creek Nature Center
Chase Street Elementary School
Georgia Square Mall
Theater Parking Lot
Winterville Public Works Building
Lexington Road Tag Office
CHaRM (Limited Hours Site Hours. M & W
10 AM - 7 PM, Sat. 8 AM - 12 PM)
Undecorated trees put out for
leaf and limb will also be recycled. Check the Leaf & Limb schedule
to determine the pick-up schedule for your zone! You can also drop
off Christmas trees at the Athens-Clarke County Landfill for
recycling free of charge. Recycling Centers are open December 25th
to January 10th. These sites are unstaffed (except during the
January chipping event), but you may deposit your tree in the specially
Keep Athens-Clarke County Beautiful(706)
613-3501 ext. 309
- Bartow County - Click for the list of locations and dates
- Bib County - Click for the list of locations and dates
All trees must be free of lights and ornaments. Drop off at designated locations from December 26 to January 9, 2022:
Goodyear Park / Brunswick -
2209 Parkwood Drive
Howard Coffin Park / Brunswick - 1430 Lanier Boulevard
Orange Park / Brunswick -
2216 Reynolds Street
Golden Isles Wood Products / Brunswick - 2950 Altama Avenue
Old Demere Road / St. Simons Island - 1913 Old Demere Road
Winn Dixie / Hwy 341 Brunswick - 5420 New Jesup Highway
Fire Station Six / Exit 29 Brunswick - 3320 U.S. 17 South
Tidelands Nature Center /
Jekyll Island - 100 S. Riverview Drive
- Clarke County - Click for the list of locations and dates
- Cobb County - Free Christmas Tree Recycling at
Phone: 770-528-1135 or Email: [email protected].
Home Depot and Parks Locations in Cobb County:
Live undecorated Christmas trees will be accepted December 26 to January 8, 2022 FROM 9AM UNTIL 4PM at the
And at this park only:
- 3355 Cobb Pkwy 770-917-8425
Acworth, GA 30101
- 1200 East-West Connector 770-941-9600
Austell, GA 30106
- 2350 Dallas Hwy 770-792-6858
Marietta, GA 30064
- 4101 Roswell Road NE 770-977-9700
Marietta, GA 30062
- 449 Roberts CT NW 770-424-1309
Kennesaw, GA 30144
- 3605 Sandy Plains Road 770-971-2470
Marietta, GA 30066
- 1062 Richard Sailors Pkwy 770-222-3619
Powder Springs, GA 30127
- 1655 Shiloh Road 770-421-1245
Kennesaw, GA 30144
3499 Robinson Rd
Free mulch available after January 6th!
F r more
information contact the Keep Cobb Beautiful Office at 770-528-1135
. Recycling trees creates mulch,
fuel, wildlife habitats and other useful material.
- Bring One for the Chipper Christmas Tree
Recycling Project started on December 26th and it will
continue until January 2 from 10 am to 3 pm. Drop off your live
Christmas trees in these designated areas at the following
-Cooper Creek Park, 5089 Cooper Creek Parkway, 31907
-Britt David Park, 5560 Armour Road, 31904
-Shirley B. Winston
Recreation Center, 3033 Steam Mill Road, 31907
1660 13th Street, 31901
-Oxbow Meadows Environmental Learning
Center, 3535 South Lumpking Road, 31903
You can also take your
gift wrapping paper and gift boxes to one of the following recycling
drop-off sites throughout the holidays:
-Welcome Center, 1751
Williams Road, Columbus, 31909
-Cooper Creak Park, 4816 Milgen
Road, Columbus, 31907
-Schatulga Road, 7160 Sacerdote Lane,
-#25, 22nd Avenue (Off Victory Drive), Columbus,
There is NOTHING on their website for Christmas 2021-2022. IF they do it as in the past - it should be - Christmas Tree Recycling from Tuesday,
after Christmas January 8, 2022 from 9 am to 12 pm. City of Decatur
residents can drop off live Christmas trees at the annual "Bring One
for the Chipper" event at the Agnes Scott College parking lot
between 184 and 206 S. Candler St. Please do not leave Christmas
trees anywhere else on the Agnes Scott campus. Be sure to call to confirm before you go, call 404-377-5571, Monday
through Friday, 7:30 am to 4 pm.
- Dekalb County - residents of the county who
receive trash service from the county Public Works (not a city or
private agency) may dispose of their Christmas tree curbside if the
tree is less than four feet tall (or cut in half so both halves are
less than 4 ft). Trees should be placed at the curb according to the
schedule for yard debris pick-up. All decorations and lights must be
removed before disposing of the tree.
- Curbside collection in
- Forsyth County -
Home Depot - 1000 Market
Place Boulevard, Accepting trees only January 8, 2022, 9 am to 4 pm,
Please, no trees at this site after 4 pm on January 8, 2022.
Depot - 2635 Peachtree Parkway. Accepting trees only January 8, 2022, 9 am to 4 pm Please, no trees at this site after 4 pm on January 8, 2022
Vickery Creek Elementary School - 6280 Post Road. Accepting
trees December 26 through January 8, 2022, 9 am to 4 pm Please, no
trees at this site after 4 pm on January 8, 2022.
Recycling Convenience Center - 351 Tolbert Street, Phone:
770-781-2176, open Monday to Saturday, 7:30 am to 5 pm . Accepting
trees December 26 through January 26.
Old Atlanta Recycling
Convenience Center - 3678 Old Atlanta Road. Phone: 770-205-3010,
open Monday to Saturday, 7:30 am to 5 pm Accepting trees December
26 through January 26.
Coal Mountain Recycling Convenience Center
- 3560 Settingd own Road. Phone: 770-781-2071, open Monday to Saturday, 7:30 am to 5 pm Accepting trees December 26
through January 26.
Click here for locations, updated information and more details.
Fulton County - residents of the county
who receive trash service from the county Public Works (not a city
or private agency) may dispose of their Christmas tree curbside if
the tree is less than four feet tall (or cut in half so both halves
are less than 4 ft). Trees should be placed at the curb according to
the schedule for yard debris pick-up. All decorations and lights
must be removed before disposing of the tree.
Some The Home Depot locations in North Fulton include (Click here for the complete list of all locations):
870 Woodstock Road, Roswell 30075
Sandy Springs Recycling Center, 470 Morgan Falls Road,
Sandy Springs, GA 30350. We will accept trees at this location until January 17, 2022; When you come to drop off your tree, please pull through the
back of the recycling center.
The Home Depot, 6400 Peachtree Dunwoody Rd, Sandy Springs, GA 30328 . (Many thanks to our volunteers from Cub Scout
Pack 266)We will accept trees at this location until January 8, 2022
The Home Depot , 5950 State Bridge Road, Johns Creek, GA 30097. (Many thanks to
our volunteers from Boy Scout Troop 2000), We will accept trees at this location until January 8, 2022. We are not accepting fats, oils and greases or
fluorescent tubes this year.
Gainesville, GA and Hall County
- City of Gainesville residents can leave their trees curbside for pick-up, and Oakwood residents can drop their trees at the corner of Allen and
Railroad streets. Mulch is offered at the Hall County Landfill free of charge Monday through Friday from 8 am to 3 pm., weather permitting.
Officials ask that all trees be undecorated before drop off. Artificial trees will not be accepted.
Trees may be dropped off at the following
compactor sites between 7:30 am and 6:30 pm Monday through Saturday and from 11 am until 6 pm on Sundays:
Candler Compactor - 5064 Poplar
Springs Rd. Gainesville, Ga 30507
Murrayville Compactor - 5113 Thompson Bridge Road, Gainesville, GA 30506
Lula Compactor - 6174 Lula Road,
Lula, GA 30554
Wauka Mountain Compactor - 5800 Brookton-Lula Road, Gainesville, GA 30506-2909
Sardis Road Compactor - 3166 Brackett Drive
Gainesville, GA 30506
East Crescent Drive Compactor - 734 East Crescent Drive, Gainesville, GA 30501
Gould Lane Compactor - 1277 Hillside
Gardens Lane, Gainesville, GA 30504
Tadmore Compactor - 3320 Holly Springs Road, Gainesville, GA 30507
Balus Creek Compactor - 3845 Old
Flowery Branch Road, Flowery Branch, GA 30566
Blackshear Place Compactor - 2921 Atlanta Highway Gainesville, GA 30507
Compactor- 4395 Falcon Parkway Flowery Branch, GA 30542
Gaines Ferry Compactor - 6173 Gaines Ferry Road Flowery Branch, GA 30542
also be dropped off at the Hall County Recycling Center, located at 1008 Chestnut Street in Gainesville, Monday through Friday from 7:30 am to 4 pm.
- Gwinnett County
Christmas Tree Drop off Locations - Collection
between December 26th to January 25, 2022
Locations below only accept LIVE Christmas trees with NO ornaments,
frosting, garlands, etc. These trees will be chipped into mulch on
Saturday, in late January. To find out how to volunteer, click here.
Fire Station 14, 1600 Highway 23, 30518
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
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.
Fire Station 20, 1801 Cruse Rd., 30044
Fire Station 25,
3575 Lawrenceville Hwy., 30044
Fire Station 31, 1061 Collins Hill
Fire Station 2, 12 Harmony Grove Rd.,
Fire Station 3, 4394 Five Forks-Trickum Rd., 30047
Station 22, 2180 Stone Dr., 30047
28, 3725 Rosebud Rd. 30052
Fire Station 30, 1052 Ozora Rd., 30052
Fire Station 1, 165 Lawrenceville St., 30071
Station 11, 5885 Live Oak Pkwy., 30093
Fire Station 23, 4355
Steve Reynolds Blvd., 30093
4, 5550 Spalding Dr., 30092
Fire Station 6,
3890 Johnson Dr., 30039
Fire Station 12, 2815 Lenora Church Rd.,
Fire Station 26, 6075 Suwanee Dam Rd.,
Fire Station 21, 474 Old Peachtree Rd.,
Liberty County - Click for the list of locations and dates
- In exchange for dropping off your Christmas tree for recycling, December 26 to January 2 at these Kroger locations:
Kroger, 5928 Zebulon Road
Kroger, 4321 Hartley Bridge Road
Kroger, 4650 Forsyth Road
Kroger, 400 Pio Nono Avenue
Kroger, 220 Tom Hill Sr. Boulevard
- Residents can take trees to many locations, including
Harris Shoals Park or to Home Depot
See the ad;
Harris Shoals Park, 1160 Experiment Station Road, Watkinsville 30677 December 26th to
January 8, 2022
The Home Depot, 1740 Old Epps Bridge Road, Athens 30606 December 26th to January 8, 2022
January 8, 2022, from 9:00 am
to 4:00 pm
Drop off your undecorated Christmas tree for recycling
at the Park'n Ride across from the Pickens County Chamber of
Commerce Building in Newton Park (500 Stegall Street)
INFORMATION CALL: KeepPickensBeautiful, 706-253-3600, or visit us at
www.keeppickensbeautiful.org or Face book.
- Rabun County - Click for the list of locations and dates
- Bring One for the Chipper on
Saturday, January 8, 2022 from 9 am to 4 pm. at these 2 locations:
Home Depot Market Boulevard: In parking lot in front of store
Home Depot Woodstock Road: Behind Garden Center - Boy Scout Troop 356 will be there to help you with your tree!
Keep Roswell Beautiful is proud to host
the annual Bring One for the Chipper Christmas tree recycling event.
This past January, around 11,000 trees were recycled at the Home
Depots on Woodstock Road in Roswell and on Holcomb Bridge Road in
east Roswell. Recycling Christmas trees is sustainability in action.
Not only does it keep those thousands of trees out of our landfills,
it also saves taxpayers the cost of tree collection and disposal.
And, thanks to Davey Tree Experts, the mulch generated from
"treecycling" is FREE for any takers. While not double processed
like "A" grade shredded mulch that you can purchase at nurseries and
garden centers, recycled tree mulch is perfect for nature trails;
large, areas of exposed soil; playgrounds; or as a base for
landscape beds. So if you and your family are "real Christmas tree"
enthusiasts, why not make plans to Bring One for the Chipper once
you've taken the decorations down. It's the best way to get the most
use out of your tree. If you would like to volunteer to help at one
of our two (2) Roswell locations, click here or contact us at [email protected]
- The Savannah /Hilton Head International recycling lot on Aggett Drive.
is sponsoring Bring One for the Chipper tree recycling from December
26 through January 8, 2022. This is the third year the airport has
participated in the recycling program, which has been a holiday
tradition in Georgia for more than 20 years and is the largest tree
recycling program in the nation. The drop off site is located at the
airport recycle lot on Aggett Drive. Residents are asked to remove
all lights, string, wire, metal hooks, nails, ornaments, tinsel,
fake snow and bags before dropping off trees. While there, they can
also drop off holiday wrapping paper and cardboard in the nearby
recycling container. The recycle lot is conveniently open to area
residents year-round. Recycled trees will be ground into mulch to
provide ground cover that reduces soil erosion, and conserves water
in landscaping at the airport. Some of the trees will also be used
in the numerous airport lake and pond habitats.
- Bring One for the Chipper, Saturday,
January 7, 2022, from 9 am to 2 pm. Trees may be dropped off at the
following sites, and you receive a free tree seedling (while
The Home Depot, at 1825 Norman Drive
Super Center, at 3274 Inner Perimeter Road
Mathis Auditorium, at
2300 N. Ashley Street
Call KLVB at 229-671-3698 for more