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Free Christmas tree recycling available in Hall County
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Christmas tree recycling sites

Hall County Recycling Center, 1008 Chestnut St., Gainesville (Dec. 26-Jan. 6; 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday)

Compactors (Dec. 26-Jan. 8; 7:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday; 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday)

• Candler Compactor, 5064 Poplar Springs Road, Gainesville

• Murrayville Compactor, 5113 Thompson Bridge Road, Gainesville

• Lula Compactor, 6174 Lula Road, Lula

• Wauka Mountain Compactor, 5800 Brookton-Lula Road, Gainesville

• Sardis Road Compactor, 2801 Sardis Road, Gainesville

• East Crescent Drive Compactor, 734 East Crescent Drive, Gainesville

• Gould Lane Compactor, 1277 Hillside Gardens Lane, Gainesville

• Tadmore Compactor, 3320 Holly Springs Road, Gainesville

• Balus Creek Compactor, 3845 Old Flowery Branch Road, Flowery Branch

• Blackshear Place Compactor, 2921 Atlanta Highway, Gainesville

• Flowery Branch Compactor, 4395 Falcon Parkway, Flowery Branch

•Gaines Ferry Compactor, 6173 Gaines Ferry Road, Flowery Branch

Hall County residents have a variety of places to dispose of their Christmas trees as the holidays begin to wind down.

The county’s 12 compactor sites and the Hall County Recycling Center on Chestnut Street are all accepting undecorated Christmas trees and wreaths to recycle. The “Bring One for the Chipper” effort started Monday and runs through Jan. 8 as part of a statewide “tree-cycling” program.

Dropoff times for Christmas trees at the compactor sites will run from 7:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday. The recycling center will accept trees from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Gainesville residents can leave their trees curbside for pickup, and Oakwood residents can drop off theirs at the corner of Allen and Railroad streets.

The trees will be mulched, keeping them out of the Hall County Landfill.

Artificial trees won’t be accepted.

Mulch is offered for free at the Hall County Landfill from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday, weather-permitting.

“Bring One for the Chipper” is sponsored locally by Hall County’s resource recovery and solid waste departments with statewide sponsorship provided by the Keep Georgia Beautiful Foundation.

For more information about Bring One for the Chipper, contact Hall County Resource Recovery at 770-535-8284.