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Gwinnett Residents Encouraged to use Free Xmas Tree Recycling Service
Gwinnett Residents Encouraged to use Free Xmas Tree Recycling Service

Gwinnett County, GA--  (submitted by Gwinnett County Govt.) 

Just one month ago over 1,000 Gwinnett residents participated in the first annual America Recycles Day celebration at Coolray Field. The paper and electronics recycling event saved the equivalent of 255 trees, 74,700 gallons of oil, 45 cubic feet of landfill space, 60,000 kilowatts of energy, 105,000 gallons of water and prevented over 700 tons of air pollution.

“The County’s inaugural America Recycles Day celebration was a success; however, we still need to keep this momentum going even through the holidays,” said Casey Snyder, the County’s solid waste director. “As the holidays approach, we also need to give a gift to our environment by reducing the amount of waste going in our landfills.”

In addition to the regular items, haulers will also collect many holiday items for recycling such as: wrapping paper (no plastic or foil varieties) and wrapping paper cores, gift bags, greeting cards, aluminum baking tins, beverage containers (some plastics, aluminum and glass) and catalogs, plus most boxes and cardboard containers. Residents must break down all cardboard before putting it out to be recycled.

When the holidays are over, residents can drop off their live Christmas tree to be recycled at various locations in Gwinnett County. These trees will be chipped into mulch and used for County parks, facilities etc. Residents can drop off their tree until January 15. Gwinnett County fire stations will accept trees 24-hours-a-day and other facilities will accept them during their normal business hours.

For more information about recycling holiday items and the County’s solid waste plan and a list of Christmas tree recycling drop-off locations, visit www.sustainablegwinnett.com.