Keep DeKalb Beautiful sponsors Christmas tree pickup

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt December 26, 2014
The tree on top of Little Shop of Stories in Decatur.

The tree on top of Little Shop of Stories in Decatur.

Now that Christmas is past, the cleanup begins.

Keep DeKalb Beautiful is sponsoring free curbside tree pickup for county residents starting today, Dec. 26, through Jan. 16.

“To participate, residents must remove all decorations from trees and place them curbside on their regularly-scheduled recycling day,” the notice from the county says. “Trees lengths must be 7 feet or less, and trees that cannot be cut down to the appropriate size may be taken to Seminole Landfill or collected by special collections (fees may apply).”

The trees will be turned into mulch.

For more info, call 404-294-2900 or visit

The city of Decatur will also be holding a tree recycling event. From the city’s website …

Christmas Tree Recycling 2014

City of Decatur residents can drop off live Christmas trees at the annual “Bring One for the Chipper” event Monday, Dec. 29, 2014, through Saturday, Jan. 10, 2015, at the Agnes Scott College parking lot. The entrance is between 184 and 206 S. Candler Street. Please do not leave Christmas trees anywhere else on the Agnes Scott campus.

For more information about solid waste and recycling services, call 404-377-5571, Monday through Friday, 7:30 am to 4 pm.

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