Event Cancelled Due To Inclement Weather - Sorry guys! The Christmas Tree and Electronics Recycling Event scheduled for Saturday, January 7 at The Home Depot has been cancelled due to the expected snow and extremely cold temperatures. Please stay home, safe, and warm this weekend! (Please note: This event is NOT being rescheduled.)
The Home Depot does have a collection area for live natural undecorated Christmas trees set up in the parking lot in front of the garden center. You can still stop by and drop off your tree thru Sunday, January 8. (Monday morning Whitfield County Public Works will be there to collect and chip the trees so they will be recycled into mulch!!)
Electronics can be dropped off year round at the Old Dixie Hwy. Landfill & Convenience Center at 4189 Old Dixie Hwy. in Dalton. There is a $10 fee to recycle television sets and computer monitors with large bulbs or CRTs. Other electronic devices like laptops, video game consoles, and smartphones can be dropped off for free. The Old Dixie Hwy. location is open Monday to Friday from 7 am to 6 pm, and Saturday from 7 am to 3 pm. For direction to Old Dixie call 706-277-2545 or 706-278-5001.
Natural, live, undecorated Christmas trees can be dropped off at one of four convenience centers in Whitfield County that have an area to collect yard trimmings or leaf and limb debris. For a convenience center location near you visit www.DWSWA.org. If you have garbage pickup at home from the city of Dalton you may qualify for brush collection at the curb. To find out when the next collection day is in your neighborhood call the Dalton-Public Works Department at 706-278-7077.
Whitfield County residents are invited drop off live, natural Christmas trees and used electronic devices for recycling at the community’s annual Christmas Tree and Electronics Recycling event.
On Saturday, January 7, 2017 Keep Dalton-Whitfield Beautiful volunteers will be collecting live, natural, undecorated Christmas trees, and electronic devices from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm at The Home Depot parking lot located at 875 Shugart Road in Dalton. Participants may receive a tree seedling to plant at home, or a promo item from the #LiveLitterFree education campaign that was launched over the summer.
There is no charge for dropping off live, natural Christmas trees. Trees must be free of ornaments, nails, hooks, wire, tinsel, lights, and other decorations. Only natural, live, real trees will be accepted – no artificial trees please. Trees will be recycled on site into mulch that will be used for beautification projects throughout Whitfield County.
Please note that there is a $10.00 fee for CRT (cathode ray tube) television sets and computer monitors. Cash only please. However, other electronics can be dropped off for free. These devices include computer consoles, digital cameras, video cameras, cell phones, gaming systems and components, mp3 players, scanners, flat screens, eBook readers, tablets, and laptops.
Before going to the event secure your load for cleaner and safer roads. Tie down and put a tarp on items placed in the back of a pick-up truck, trailer, or on the roof of a vehicle.
If you are unable to attend there are several options available year-round for recycling Christmas trees and electronic devices.
1.) 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. Yard debris is regularly picked up throughout the year every other week.
2.) 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 Hwy. Landfill & Convenience Centers.
3.) Electronics are collected for recycling year-round only at the Old Dixie Hwy. 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.
Keep Dalton-Whitfield Beautiful would like to thank the following organizations for making this event possible: Dalton-Whitfield Solid Waste Authority, Whitfield County Public Works Department, and The Home Depot in Dalton.
For more details about the event visit www.KeepDaltonWhitfieldBeautiful.org, join the event on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/events/832947280180731, or call 706-278-5001. Click here to download the event flyer.