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KDB to Host Tree Pick-Up, 'Bring One for the Chipper'

KDB to Host Tree Pick-Up, 'Bring One for the Chipper'

DEKALB COUNTY, GA -- Keep DeKalb Beautiful (KDB) and the DeKalb County Sanitation Division will celebrate the 20th annual "Bring One for the Chipper" event in January.

KDB asks that DeKalb County residents recycle their Christmas trees after the holidays through the DeKalb County Sanitation Division's Curbside Recycling Program.

DeKalb residents receiving sanitation services can place their tree at the curb for pick-up on regular yard collection waste day. Trees should be seven feet or smaller; trees eight feet or larger must be cut in half for pick-up.

The recycled trees will be chipped into mulch or used as wildlife habitat. Mulch is used for public beautification projects and is also available free to DeKalb County residents.

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.

Annual “Bring One for the Chipper” Event

Annual “Bring One for the Chipper” Event

Dekalb County, GA--  Keep DeKalb Beautiful (KDB) and the DeKalb County Sanitation Division will celebrate the 20th Annual “Bring One for the Chipper” event in January 2011.

Every year, Keep DeKalb Beautiful sponsors "Bring One for the Chipper" as part of a Statewide effort to recycle Christmas trees. This annual event continues the tradition of trading a used Christmas tree for a tree seedling, while supplies last. Citizens have the option to submit used trees to designated drop-off points in DeKalb County. Residents who are currently serviced by DeKalb County Sanitation Division  may also leave their trees for curbside pick-up. The Christmas trees are recycled by chipping them into mulch for use in landscaping, or by using them as fish and wildlife habitats.

Last year, more than 200,000 trees were recycled in the State of Georgia. Over 10,000 of those trees were from DeKalb citizens.

Visit the Green Products EXPO, in conjunction with One DeKalb Neighborhood Summit, on 11/17

Atlanta, GA--  The Green Commission of DeKalb County and Commissioner Kathie Gannon invite all citizens to join them at a Green Products EXPO, in conjunction with One DeKalb Neighborhood Summit, on Saturday, Nov 13, 2010, 9am – 12:00pm, at Georgia Perimeter College – Clarkston campus.

The Green Expo is an opportunity for DeKalb County residents to learn the latest information about environmentally friendly products and services.  Twenty seven local companies and non-profit organizations that help consumers save energy, conserve natural resources and use recycled materials will demonstrate their products and services. There will also be a document shredder on site for the public.

Stonecrest Farmer's Market Opens October 21st

Consistent with their pledge to become the “greenest” county, the Farmers’ Market at Stonecrest serves to honor DeKalb County’s heritage by expanding its market to a seasonal market and include an urban farm at the edge of the mall, by using bike paths to connect it to nearby historical farms.

On October 21st, the Mall at Stonecrest will hold the ribbon cutting celebration for the new Farmers’ Market at Stonecrest at 5:30 p.m.

Gwinnett Going Green, perhaps.

Back in April 2009, Gwinnett County hired a consultant to analyze its electricity accounts and recommend ways to reduce the $22 million it was spending to power its offices, courtrooms, water and sewer systems, traffic and street lights, computers, sports fields, the jail, the prison and other County facilities.

Make Your Own Rain Barrel

Collecting rainwater in rain barrels for use during dry months is an excellent way to conserve water and reduce water bills and the DeKalb County Department of Watershed Management (DWM) will host a Rain Barrel workshop for DeKalb citizens on Saturday, Sept. 25 at the Tucker Recreation Center (4898 Lavista Road in Tucker).