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Saturday is last day for tree recycling

FOREST PARK — Saturday is the last day in Clayton County to dispose of an unwanted Christmas tree through an annual recycling program.

Keep Forest Park Beautiful takes all dropped-off unwanted trees and turns them into mulch used in beautification projects.

The agency, which operates under Keep America Beautiful, typically caters to Forest Park residents and businesses but the recycling project is open to all Clayton County residents, said Executive Director Edie Yongue.

Saturday is the last day residents can drop off trees at Riverdale Middle School on Roberts Road in Riverdale; the vacant lot next to Suder Elementary on Jodeco Road in Jonesboro and Kemp Primary School on Folsom Road in Hampton.

Saturday is also the only day trees will be accepted at Home Depot stores throughout the county, said Yongue.

Trees will be accepted from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. Jan. 4 at Home Depot in Morrow, Lovejoy, Riverdale and Forest Park.

All donated trees must be free of decorations. Free tree or vegetable seeds will be handed out at Home Depot in exchange for donated trees.