The holidays are over and that means one thing: Time to put up the decorations and recycle those trees.

'Bring One for the Chipper' has created a list of 2018 drop-off locations by county.

So for those of you who decided ot use a real tree this year, click here to check where you can bring your tree to be recycled.

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Trees can be dropped off at the following compactor sites between 7:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. on Monday through Saturday and from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Sunday. You have between December 26 to January 7 to bring your trees in for recycling.


  • Candler Compactor: 5064 Poplar Springs Rd., Gainesville
  • Murrayville Compactor: 5113 Thompson Bridge Rd., Gainesville
  • Lula Compactor: 6174 Lula Rd, Lula
  • Wauka Mountain Compactor: 5800 Brookton-Lula Rd., Gainesville
  • Sardis Rd. Compactor: 3166 Brackett Dr., Gainesville
  • East Crescent Dr. Compactor: 734 East Crescent Dr., Gainesville
  • Gould Lane Compactor: 1277 Hillside Gardens Lane, Gainesville
  • Tadmore Compactor: 3320 Holly Springs Rd., Gainesville
  • Balus Creek Compactor: 3845 Old Flowery Branch Rd., Flowery Branch
  • Blackshear Place Compactor: 2921 Atlanta Highway, Gainesville
  • Flowery Branch Compactor: 4395 Falcon Parkway, Flowery Branch
  • Gaines Ferry Compactor: 6173 Gaines Ferry Rd., Flowery Branch

City of Gainesville residents can leave their trees on the curbside for pick-up and Oakwood residents can drop their trees off at the corner of Allen and Railroad Streets.

Trees can also be dropped off at the Hall County Recycling Center located on 1008 Chestnut Street, Gainesville, Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

The DeKalb County Sanitation Division will be picking up their residents' Christmas trees if they are left on the curb from December 26, 2017 to January 12, 2018.

Trees will be collected during regularly scheduled sanitation collection service days. DeKalb is asking that all trees are free of decorations and that trees must be no taller than 7 feet.

North Georgia Zoo and Petting Farm, located on 2912 Paradise Valley Rd., Cleveland, Ga., will also be accepting donated trees between December 26 and December 30.

The zoo gives the donated trees to their animals as a tasty treat or fun toy. They do ask, however, that you bring in only natural trees.

Meaning, no tinsel, no chemicals sprayed on and definitely no decorations left on the trees, please. And last but not least, they ask that the trees are still green, not browning or decaying.

Noah's Ark Animal Sanctuary, located on 712 L G Griffin Rd., Locust Grove, are asking for only specific species of tree for their donations.

They are asking for Fraiser fir, Douglas fir and pine trees only, please. The sanctuary notes that cedar is toxic to their animals.

They are also asking that you bring in trees with no tinsel, no paint and certainly no decorations or hooks of any kind.

You can drop off your tree on Tuesday through Saturday between 9 a.m. until 4 p.m in the tree pile in the overflow parking lot.

Did we forget your county or was it not added to the list for 'Bring One for the Chipper'? Let us know by emailing