Bring One for the Chipper

Bring One for the Chipper is Keep Smyrna Beautiful’s annual Christmas tree recycling event. Rather than ending up in a landfill, the thousands of trees taken at this event are chipped by Davey Tree Company who makes the mulch from the trees available to businesses, schools, and residents free of charge.

Tree seedlings are available to participants as supplies last. This event is open to everyone and free of charge. If you would like to support this event and others like it, you can donate here.

Bringing Your Tree

Bring One for the Chipper is for live trees only. 

Not accepted at the event:

  • Artificial trees
  • Trees with lights or ornaments
  • Flocked trees
  • Garland or wreaths (the wire make them ineligible for chipping)

Date & Location

  • 2025 date will be announced in the fall of 2024
  • 10:00 am to 2:00 pm
  • The Home Depot, 2450 Cumberland Pkwy SE, Atlanta, GA 30339
  • Christmas trees may be dropped off during the week before the event. Help unloading trees and free seedlings will only be available during the date and times above.


Bring One for the Chipper is made possible by help from volunteers. Volunteers help unload trees, direct traffic, give out seedlings, information, etc. Sign up to volunteer here.

Need Your Tree Picked Up?

The Campbell High School baseball team will pick up your tree and deliver it to Home Depot as part of their annual fundraiser. Click here to request tree pickup.

Holiday Lights Recycling

If you have Christmas lights to recycle, you may drop them off to be recycled at Bring One for the Chipper during the time/date listed above. While trees may be dropped off during the week of the event, lights can only be dropped off during the hours of the event.

If you cannot make it during this time, remember that the Smyrna Recycling Center accepts electronics, including string holiday lights, all year round!

© 2024 by Keep Smyrna Beautiful.