Savannah Electric a key player in Chipper recycling effort

Savannah Electric will again participate, in partnership with Keep Savannah Beautiful, in the annual Chipper Christmas Tree Recycling Program this Saturday, January 5, 2002.

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 six locations in the Savannah area. Sites are: Bacon Park Transfer Station (not Memorial Stadium), the Dean Forest Landfill, the Wilmington Island Landfill, The Home Depot on Abercorn Street, Gaster Lumber and Hardware on Highway 21, and Kroger at Gwinnett and Habersham Streets.

Savannah Electric sponsors three of the six sites and helps to promote the event.

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

Since 1991, more than 1,000,000 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 chipping equipment at the locations that Savannah Electric sponsors.

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