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Bring One For The Chipper 2019


WHEN: Saturday, January 5, 2019, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

WHAT:  Area residents will go green and drop off Christmas trees to be chipped into mulch or used as a wildlife habitat. The event educates the public on recycling and environmental conservation.  It also allows communities to put discarded Christmas trees to good use.  The program has been a holiday tradition in Georgia for 28 years and is the largest tree recycling program in the nation.

WHERE: Your old tree will be reused as mulch or wildlife habitat. 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)

FOR INFORMATION CALL: KeepPickensBeautiful, 706-253-3600, or visit us at www.keeppickensbeautiful.org or Face book

2018 Results


Pickens County residents recycled 116 Christmas trees in 2018, diverting them from landfills, and chipping them up into useful mulch. In this day of artificial Christmas trees, that’s not bad. Let’s see if we can do better in 2019 and set a new record.

Results State

  • 94,417 trees were collected in total.  Of these, 90,157 were recycled into mulch for playgrounds, city and county landscaping projects, and individual homes.
  • 1,944 trees were sunk into lakes across the state to provide fish habitats. 1,294 were used for fuel or other uses. 
  • Over 6 million Christmas trees have been recycled and diverted from landfills since the start of the program.
  • 52 local governments and/or organizations participated.
  • 130 collection sites were set up throughout the State.
  • 918 volunteers donated 3,307 hours of time.
  • Davey Tree Experts chipped 65,475 trees in Metro Atlanta



Keep Pickens Beautiful is a Pickens County, GA nonprofit, volunteer organization affiliated with Keep America Beautiful.  Our focus is to sustain litter reduction and voluntary recycling PLUS projects that enhance the beauty of our environment and improve solid waste management.

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KPB, formerly Citizens for a Clean Community, was founded in 1989, comprised of a group of concerned citizens striving to develop a clean and beautiful environment for Pickens County.  A part of the Keep America Beautiful Program, KPB seeks to improve quality of life by eliminating litter through increased public awareness.  A key part of the waste “reduction” is “conservation” – using natural resources wisely and using less than usual in order to avoid waste.

TrasherAt KPB we want you to know about us, to join us, and to do your part.  Every one has a role! We can all learn to REDUCE, REUSE, AND RECYCLE.  Georgia’s Litter It Costs You program has adopted the Georgia Brown Thrasher as a mascot.  “TRASHER” is here to remind you to put litter in its place, and to encourage you to get involved.

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