Recycle Christmas trees this weekend with events in Macon and Warner Robins

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Crews in Eastman clearing up trees after Tropical Storm Hermine.
Crews in Eastman clearing up trees after Tropical Storm Hermine.

MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – If you have not gotten rid of your Christmas tree yet, now is the time.

Keep Macon-Bibb Beautiful and Keep Warner Robins Beautiful are asking residents to bring their old Christmas tree to their annual round ups on Saturday.

‘Bring One for the Chipper’ recycling program is happening in Macon from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in the vacant lot next to Burger King on Spring Street.

The great Christmas Tree Round-Up in Warner Robins is also from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Maple Street.

Organizers say this is a great way to improve the environment.

Keep Macon-Bibb Beautiful President Pam Carswell says, “If we don’t recycle our trees then they go in the landfill, but by recycling and making the mulch, it makes good bed cover for all of our flower beds and around our trees.”

People who donate at the Macon event will receive a free seedling and a bag of mulch.

 

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(478) 745-4141 ext. 303 Karlisha Booze joined the 41NBC news team in October 2013 as the producer for 41 TODAY. A year later, reporting for Channel 17, the Bibb County School District channel, was added to her responsibilities. Born and raised in Macon, Karlisha is proud to be in her hometown doing what she loves to do. Karlisha's passion for news began in elementary school where she anchored the school's morning news and got an opportunity to try out for the Junior Journalists at WMAZ. She also performed in commercials with Kids Voting Georgia, for Bibb County and Cox Communications. Prior to working at 41NBC, she was a news intern at WGXA and was later hired as a production assistant and worked as a fill-in anchor/producer for the station's morning news broadcast. Karlisha graduated from Middle Georgia College in 2009 with an Associate of Arts (Communications), from Fort Valley State University in 2011 with a Bachelor of Arts (Mass Communications), and from Ashford University in 2014 with a Master of Arts (Organizational Management). She is currently pursuing a Doctorate focusing on Business Administration. In her free time, she enjoys writing poetry and spending time with family and friends, especially her son, Ka'Dence. If you have any story ideas, please pass them along!