Brookhaven, Dunwoody, Buckhead and Sandy Springs residents have options to recycle their Christmas trees.

Residents served by DeKalb County Sanitation Division may leave their trees for curbside pick-up through Jan. 16. The Christmas trees are recycled by chipping them into mulch for use in landscaping, or by using them as fish and wildlife habitats.

To recycle the trees, residents must remove decorations, place the tree on the curb on recycling day, and cut the tree into pieces no bigger than 7 feet tall if the tree is over 7 feet,

Every year, Keep DeKalb Beautiful sponsors “Bring One for the Chipper” as part of a statewide effort to recycle Christmas trees. According to the DeKalb County Sanitation website, more than 200,000 trees were recycled last year in the State of Georgia. More than 10,000 of those trees were from DeKalb residents.

Meanwhile, Sandy Springs residents can participate in Keep Sandy Springs Beautiful’s “Bring One for the Chipper” by taking their trees to either the Home Depot, 6400 Peachtree Dunwoody Road, or the Sandy Springs Recycling Center, 470 Morgan Falls Road, on Jan. 3 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

That same day, Buckhead residents can participate by bringing trees to Home Depot, 2525 Piedmont Road.

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