Savannah/Hilton Head International "Bring one for the Chipper"

December 27th, 2014

SAVANNAH, GA – Savannah/Hilton Head International is going green this Christmas by sponsoring a “Bring one for the Chipper” tree recycling drop off location where area residents can put their discarded Christmas trees to good use. The program has been a holiday tradition in Georgia for more than 20 years and is the largest tree recycling program in the nation.The airport’s drop off site will be open December 26 through January 12, 2015, and is located at the corner of Airways Avenue and Gulfstream Road. Residents are asked to remove all lights, string, wire, metal hooks, nails, ornaments, tinsel, fake snow and bags before dropping off trees. The trees will be ground into mulch and will provide groundcover that reduces soil erosion, and conserves water in landscaping at the airport. Some of the trees will also be used in the numerous airport lake and pond habitats.