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Organizing a Christmas Tree Collection Program

Register your local event today!

For over 25 years Georgians have been recycling their trees and keeping them out of inert landfills because of organizers like YOU. We are home to the largest Christmas tree recycling program in the country! Bring One for the Chipper is a great example of a program that started with a community need that grew to inspire infrastructure to support this need. It is now a sustainable tradition for hundreds of communities statewide.

Every community in Georgia is encouraged to participate in the program by collecting Christmas trees. To participate, you must have a drop off site open to the public between 9am and 4pm on January 7, 2017 (you may extend that time period and collect trees before and/or after if you wish). You are responsible for arranging for a Chipper or other appropriate reuse method. You must also submit a short Report Form in a timely manner after your event.

All promotional items including flyers, logos, and press releases are available below in the Downloadable Program Materials section. As we are unable to ship or mail any materials this year all materials and correspondence will be done online or through email. All registered drop off sites will be posted on Earth911.com for residents to search by zip code for the closest site.

If you have any questions about this program, please contact Meagan Whitehead at meagan.whitehead@kgbf.org or call 404-679-1580.

Downloadable Program Materials

Sample Press Release (docx)
Sample Media Advisory (docx)
Sample Letter to the Schools (docx)
Sample Proclamation - City (docx)
Sample Proclamation - County (docx)
Ideas to Locally Promote your Chipper Event (docx)
Know Your Chipper History (docx)
Planning Outline (docx)
2016 Report and Results (PDF)
2017 Chipper Report Form

Material

Organizers interested in ordering seedlings may do so through the Georgia Forestry Commission.

The official "Chipper" mascot costume is available for you to promote your event. We have three costumes which may be borrowed by organizations hosting Chipper events. Users are responsible for the costs of shipping to and from their event. To reserve the costume:

FIRST: Check this calendar to see if Chipper is available for your desired dates.

THEN: Complete this mascot reservation form and return it by fax/email/mail.

2017 Event Flyer (color)
2017 Event Flyer (black & white)
2017 Event Spanish (color)
2017 Event Spanish (black & white)
Tree Hangers- distribute to tree vendors to promote at point of sale before the holiday. Add local information to opposite side. (color)
Tree Hangers- distribute to tree vendors to promote at point of sale before the holiday. Add local information to opposite side. (black & white)
Web & Email Logo- promote your event by inserting into email signatures or post to your website. (PNG)
Chipper Balloon Logo (color)
Chipper Balloon Logo (black & white)
Chipper Logo Bar with KGB website - our website will link to Earth 911.com so residents can search by zip code for the nearest drop off site . (color)
Chipper Logo Bar with KGB website - our website will link to Earth 911.com so residents can search by zip code for the nearest drop off site . (black & white)
Chipper Logo Bar Empty - Add your own local event details and website. (color)
Chipper Logo Bar Empty - Add your own local event details and website. (black & white)


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