Alpharetta Offers Christmas Tree Recycling Collection

Released December 13, 2018 07:41 AM

“Bring One For The Chipper” Celebrates 28 Years of Recycling!


The Alpharetta Natural Resources Commission, City of Alpharetta, Keep Georgia Beautiful and partners invite you to recycle your old Christmas tree after the holidays during the 28th Annual “Bring One for the Chipper”.  On Saturday, January 5th from 9:00 AM until 3:00 PM Alpharetta residents can bring their trees to The Home Depot located at 5300 Windward Parkway for recycling.


Trees will be chipped into mulch by the Davey Tree Expert Company.  Mulch is then used for public beautification projects and is available free to Alpharetta citizens.  To request mulch, please fill out the request form on the City web site at  

Christmas Tree Mulch Request Form

Ferry Morse Seed Company has provided garden seed that will be available in exchange for your tree, while supplies last.


This program is part of a statewide effort to reuse Christmas trees.  Keep Georgia Beautiful and the Georgia Department of Community Affairs have joined with corporate sponsors: The Home Depot, 11 Alive and the Davey Tree Expert Company to sponsor this recycling program.  Our local sponsors are the Windward Parkway Home Depot, The Alpharetta Rotary Club and the Alpharetta Young Men’s Service League. 


2018 Results

  • 94,417 trees were collected in total.  Of these, 90,157 were recycled into mulch for playgrounds, city and county landscaping projects, and individual homes.
  • 1,944 trees were sunk into lakes across the state to provide fish habitats. 1,294 were used for fuel or other uses.
  • Over 6 million Christmas trees have been recycled and diverted from landfills since the start of the program.
  • 52 local governments and/or organizations participated.
  • 130 collection sites were set up throughout Georgia.
  • 918 volunteers donated 3,307 hours of time.
  • Davey Tree Experts chipped 65,475 trees in Metro Atlanta.



For more information contact Terry Porter with the City of Alpharetta at (678) 297-6200 or