Keep Jackson Beautiful holds 30th Annual Post-Holiday Recycling of Christmas Trees
The annual Keep Jackson Beautiful (KJB) Chipping of the Green. The event will be held the second Saturday of January the event will be held at the Fire Training Station, drop off location prior to the second Saturday day will be at the parking lot behind Petco and the Fire Training Station in front of the Fairgrounds.
Chipping of the Green is an annual Christmas tree recycling project now entering its 30th year in Jackson. With the help of the West Tennessee Master Gardener volunteers, the Keep Jackson Beautiful Commission has recycled as many as 1000 trees during Chipping of the Green. Carol Emery, KJB Chipping of the Green Project Chair, states, “I am excited about the potential number of trees that can be recycled rather than being discarded into the landfill.”
Designated tree drop-off locations are in North and South Jackson. The North Jackson drop-off site is located at the parking lot behind PETCO on Walker Road. The South Jackson drop-off site is at 720 S. Highland, next to the Jackson Fairgrounds. Live Christmas trees will be accepted at this North site beginning the day after Christmas until the Thursday before the second Saturday.
Tammy Buchanan, KJB Commission Chair, relates, “KJB accomplishes more than 35 annual projects addressing beautification, waste reduction, and recycling. Chipping of the Green is an excellent example of the benefit of recycling”. “Recycling Christmas trees provides free wood chips and the public helps reduce solid waste,” states City of Jackson KJB Coordinator, Jodi Jacobs.
Only live Christmas trees are accepted at drop-off sites. Lights and ornaments should be removed, so trees can be fed through the chipping machine. The wood chips from the trees are bagged and available for pick up by the public at no charge on the day of the chipping.
For more information, contact Jodi Jacobs at 425-8225 or visit the web site www.cityofjackson.net and follow the links for Keep Jackson Beautiful.