Still Need to Recycle Your Christmas Tree? Here's Where to Go

There are still some locations near Virginia-Highland and Druid Hills that are accepting drop-offs of Christmas trees.


The city of Atlanta and DeKalb County will pick up Christmas trees left at the curb on your regular yard debris pickup day.

If you don't want to wait, you can take part in the Keep Atlanta Beautiful "Bring One for the Chipper" event.

Please be kind to the Keep Atlanta Beautiful volunteers by removing all lights and decorations from your trees before you drop them off. And don't drop them off in bags or baled in wire because they cannot be run through the chipping machines that way.

These are the closest dropoff locations:

Midtown Home Depot
650 Ponce DeLeon, Atlanta, GA 30308 - Members of the Keep Atlanta Beautiful Board of Directors will be on hand at this location.
Accepting trees now through Friday, January 11, 2013.

Buckhead Home Depot
2525 Piedmont Rd. NE, Atlanta, GA 30324 - Boy Scout Troop 298 will be on site to assist you with your tree!
Accepting trees now through Saturday, January 12, 2013.

The trees may be recycled in a variety of ways, including being ground into mulch to be used in area parks.

When do you take down your tree? New Year's morning? Or do you leave it up until the Epiphany on Jan. 6? Tell us about your family tradition in the comments area below.

Meinert January 06, 2013 at 01:55 PM
I see many-a-tree laying on city right of way. I simply can't understand that those people can find a way to get a tree to their home, but they cannot find a way to get that same tree to a tree recycle point. Lazy, lazy people.
John Wolfinger January 07, 2013 at 11:38 AM
As a board member of Keep Atlanta Beautiful, I was at the Midtown Home Depot store on Saturday, and was amazed at what was found in the pile of trees left before Saturday. There were trees that still had lights on them, as well as lots of wreaths constructed on wire frames and garland strung on either wire or plastic cording. These are all materials that cannot be run thru the chipping machines donated to the effort by Davey Tree. We removed the lights from those trees, but garland and wreaths just have to go into the dumpsters at Home Depot. There were also lots of trees with the plastic bags still on them - something else that had to be removed before chipping. The Midtown Home Depot store will continue accepting trees for chipping thru this Friday 1/11/2013 - but please be considerate to Home Depot and Davey Tree by taking the plastic bag off your tree and just throw wreaths and garland into your City of Atlanta trash bin. Keep Atlanta Beautiful needs the sponsorship of Home Depot and Davey Tree to continue this recycling program.


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