By: Staff Reports | Gwinnett Citizen
Gwinnett Clean & Beautiful Welcomes 2016 with Call for Bring One for the Chipper Volunteers

Environmentally Focused Nonprofit Seeks Assistance from Local Community for 30th Annual Treecycling Event on January 23

Duluth – On January 23, dozens of volunteers from all over Gwinnett County will gather together at Bethesda Park in Lawrenceville for the 30th installment of the largest Christmas “treecycling” event in the State: Bring One for the Chipper 2016. Throughout the morning, volunteers will help chip live Christmas trees into mulch. This mulch will one day line the grounds of local playgrounds, beautify the beds around city halls, mark walking trails in area parks, and so much more.

Prior to the Bring One for the Chipper event, area residents have up until January 16, 2016 to drop off their live Christmas trees – which must be free of decorations, lights and stands – to the following locations for “treecycling”:

Buford: Fire Station #14, 1600 Highway 23, 30518
            Fire Station #24, 2735 Mall of GA Blvd., 30519
            Fire Station #29, 2800 Thompson Mill Rd., 30519

Dacula: Fire Station #17, 2739 Brooks Rd., 30019
            Fire Station #27, 2825 Old Fountain Rd., 30019       

Duluth: Fire Station #5, 3001 Old Norcross Rd., 30096
             Fire Station #7, 3343 Bunton Rd., 30096       
             Fire Station #19, 3
275 N. Berkeley Lake Rd., 30096    

Grayson: Fire Station #8, 2295 Brannan Rd., 30017      

Hoschton: Fire Station #18, 1515 Mineral Springs Rd., 30548    

Lawrenceville: Fire Station #9,  1900 Five Forks-Trickum Rd., 30044
                       Fire Station #15, 275 S. Perry St., 30046
                       Fire Station #20,  1801 Cruse Rd., 30044                  
                       Fire Station #25, 3575 Lawrenceville Hwy., 30044

Lilburn: Fire Station #2, 12 Harmony Grove Rd., 30047
             Fire Station #3, 4394 Five Forks-Trickum Rd., 30047
             Fire Station #22, 2180 Stone Dr., 30047

Loganville: Fire Station #28, 3725 Rosebud Rd, 30052
                  Fire Station #30, 1052 Ozora Rd., 30052

Norcross: Fire Station #1, 165 Lawrenceville St., 30071
               Fire Station #11, 5885 Live Oak Pkwy., 30093
               Fire Station #23, 4355 Steve Reynolds Blvd., 30093

Peachtree Corners:Fire Station #4, 5550 Spalding Drive, 30092

Snellville: Fire Station #6, 3890 Johnson Dr., 30039
                Fire Station #12, 2815 Lenora Church Rd., 30078

Sugar Hill: Fire Station #26, 6075 Suwanee Dam Rd., 30518

Suwanee: Fire Station #21, 474 Old Peachtree Rd., 30024

On the day of the January 23 event, Gwinnett Clean & Beautiful recommends that volunteers wear work gloves, long pants, thick-soled, closed toes shoes and comfortable clothing and shoes that they won’t mind getting dirty. Volunteers for Bring One for the Chipper must be 14 or older to participate in this service project. In addition to individual volunteers, local businesses, civic groups, school clubs, neighborhood associations and church groups are also welcome. Every volunteer must read, sign and bring the Volunteer Release Form to the event. Volunteer Release Forms are available at www.gwinnettcb.org.

About Gwinnett Clean & Beautiful:  Gwinnett Clean & Beautiful Services, Inc. (GCB) is a Keep America Beautiful affiliate and award-winning 501(c)(3) charitable organization. It boasts an expansive community-based network dedicated to finding long-term solutions to environmental and quality of life issues through individual action. The organization is guided by a 55-member Citizens Advisory Board that represents all sectors of the Gwinnett County community. A nationally recognized leader in creating cleaner, greener and more livable communities throughout Gwinnett, GCB involves more than 100,000 volunteers annually to clean and restore public places, recycle more, protect watersheds and develop the next generation of environmental stewards. To learn more about Gwinnett Clean & Beautiful, please visit www.GwinnettCB.org.