Savannah Electric aids environment through tree recycling program

Savannah Electric will again participate -- in partnership with Keep Savannah Beautiful and others -- in the annual Chipper Christmas Tree Recycling Program this Saturday, January 9, 1999.

The statewide event encourages the public to bring their old Christmas trees to specified locations where they will be ground into mulch. The free service is provided from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. at five locations in the Savannah area: the Bacon Park Landfill Station, the Dean Forest Landfill Station, the Wilmington Island Landfill Station, The Home Depot on Abercorn Street, and Gaster Lumber on Highway 21.

The “Chipper” program’s benefits include conserving landfill space, providing free mulch to the public and promoting new tree plantings through the distribution of seedlings (while supplies last).

Since 1991, more than 800,000 seedlings have been given to recyclers across Georgia. Many are now mature trees that enhance the environment.

Savannah Electric’s Tree Contracting Services, Asplundh and Trees, Inc. also participate, donating the use of equipment at several of the locations.

Savannah Electric is proud of its association with this event and has participated every year since it became a statewide program in 1990.