A local group is working to help people get rid of those used, natural Christmas trees without just throwing them away.
Keep Toccoa-Stephens County Beautiful Executive Director Linda Scofield said the organization has organized a drop-off location for used natural trees this week in Stephens County.
“We talked to Jackie LeCroy at the landfill off of 145 and he is accepting trees, that landfill is accepting trees today and Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and on Saturday from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.,” said Scofield.
Scofield said on Saturday, someone will be there chipping the trees and mulch will be available for the public between those times.
In addition, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is currently accepting used, natural Christmas trees as part of its annual tree-recycling program.
The trees will be used as fish attractors throughout Hartwell Lake.
Trees for use in Hartwell can be dropped off at a number of locations, including the Poplar Springs boat ramp in Franklin County and Big Oaks Recreation Area in Hart County.