Polk County's annual tree recycling program is now active at the county's household garbage collection centers and also at the Home Depot store in Cedartown. Above, board members with Keep Polk Beautiful join others Wednesday in removing a large Christmas tree brought in for recycling to the Canal Street convenience center. The tree, one of the first to be brought in last week, was from FHF design. Under the Bring One for the Chipper program, trees may be chipped into mulch, although many are picked up by area fishermen and used to create young fish habitats in lakes and ponds. Families bringing in trees early can accept a voucher for a crepe myrtle seedling. (Vouchers may be redeemed after Jan. 9).
Pictured, from left, are Harold Floyd and Clint Ellenburg, who transported the tree for FHF; Darlene Floyd and Hoyt Whelchel, county employees with the convenience centers; Sharon Coffman, KPB director; and KPB board members Bryan Griffin and Tommy Engram. Board member Marina Runyon also participated.
Photo by Lowell Vickers