published Thursday, January 3rd, 2013

Holiday recycling Saturday in Dalton

Dalton-area residents can take Christmas trees and electronic devices to The Home Depot, 875 Shugart Road, to be recycled as part of the community's annual "treecycling" event, Saturday, Jan. 5.

Keep Dalton-Whitfield Beautiful volunteers will be collecting live, natural, undecorated Christmas trees and electronics for recycling from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Christmas trees must be free of ornaments, nails, hooks, wire, tinsel, lights and other decorations. Only live trees will be accepted. Trees will be recycled into mulch to be used for beautification projects throughout Whitfield County.

Used electronics accepted include computers, digital cameras, video cameras, cell phones, gaming systems and components, mp3 players, scanners and laptops. There is a limit of one television accepted per vehicle. Electronics will be processed by Reworx Recycling, which is part of the Tommy Nobis' Foundation program NobisWorks.

Those unable to participate the day of the event may use one of the following options to properly dispose of their holiday items.

• The City of Dalton Public Works Department will collect Christmas trees from the curb for city residents that have garbage collection service through the city. City residents should call 706-278-7077 to request pick-up.

• The four Convenience Centers managed by the Dalton-Whitfield Solid Waste Authority have drop-off areas for yard debris that is recycled year round. These include the McGaughey Chapel, M.L. King Blvd., Westside, and the Old Dixie Highway Landfill & Convenience Center.

• Electronics are collected for recycling year round at the Old Dixie Highway Landfill & Convenience Center. For hours of operation and directions to any of the four Convenience Centers, visit www.DWSWA.org or call 706-277-2545.

For more information, visit www.KeepDaltonWhitfield Beautiful.org or call 706-278-5001.

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