’Bring One for the Chipper’ tree recycling underway at the airport

Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport hosting ’Bring One for the Chipper’ event

SAVANNAH, Ga. (WTOC) - You can recycle your live Christmas tree for free at the Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport,

The “Bring One For The Chipper” tree recycling event started on Dec. 26.

Over the last several years, the airport has turned the trees into mulch for landscaping projects.

With its property consisting of 3,600 acres, the airport has a lot of ground to cover and needs the old trees for several projects.

Bring One For The Chipper is an annual campaign created by Keep Georgia Beautiful.

The airport is just one of several locations across the Coastal Empire collecting old trees and giving them a new purpose. The trees may be turned into mulch to be used in various flower beds for beautification, to prevent soil erosion, or thrown into the lakes and ponds to serve as fish habitats.

When you bring your trees to the airport, the staff says you can also bring some other materials to drop off as well.

“You’ll see a big dumpster there where you can also drop off cardboard and wrapping paper as well as dropping off your Christmas tree,” said Candice Carpenter, Marketing Manager for the Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport.

In 2017, the airport collected around 400 trees. Last year, they saw around 500 trees and would be happy to collect even more this year.

You can drop off your old tree at the drop off location located off Aggett Drive. Just follow the signs once you get on the airport’s property.

Please remember to remove all lights and ornaments before dropping off your tree.

The event ends on Tuesday, Jan. 7.

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