Programs

Bring One for the Chipper

Help the environment by recycling your holiday tree. Bring One for the Chipper is an annual Christmas tree recycling program. As a Keep Georgia Beautiful Foundation affiliate, Keep Powder Springs Beautiful staff works with Keep Cobb Beautiful and local sponsors to organize the recycling event in Cobb County.

Since its inception, the program has recycled an estimated 5.9 million Christmas trees statewide. Mulch from these trees has been used for playgrounds, local government beautification projects and individual yards.

Live undecorated and unflocked Christmas trees are accepted at the following Home Depot and PARKS locations in Cobb:

  • 3355 Cobb Parkway, Acworth
  • 1200 East-West Connector, Austell
  • 2350 Dallas Highway, Marietta
  • 4101 Roswell Road NE, Marietta
  • 449 Roberts Court NW, Kennesaw
  • 3605 Sandy Plains Road, Marietta
  • 1062 Richard Sailors Parkway, Powder Springs
  • 1655 Shiloh Road, Kennesaw
  • Lost Mountain Park, 4845 Dallas Highway, Powder Springs
  • Noonday Creek Park, 489 Hawkins Store Road, Kennesaw
  • Fullers Park, 3499 Robinson Road, Marietta

Event sponsors include Home Depot, Davey Tree Expert Company, TAG Grinding Services Inc. and Cobb County PARKS. Many local sponsors and volunteers also make contributions and provide in-kind services. Free mulch will be available.

Pick It Up Powder Springs

Pick it Up happens twice a year in the Fall and the Spring.

Our next scheduled Pick It Up event is April 24, 2021.  We coordinate this Spring pick up to coincide with Keep America Beautiful's Great American Cleanup see below.

Keep America Beautiful is celebrating the Great American Cleanup’s 23rd year in 2021, between March 20th to June 20th. As the country continues to deal with the pandemic, it is as important as ever to help end litter across our great nation. This means that we should all make sure that waste (including PPE) gets placed in the trash and we all recycle based on local capabilities. 

Regarding litter collection, Great American Cleanup event organizers have been provided clear guidance to ensure that volunteer health is our first priority. All cleanups should adhere to guidelines from federal, state, and local public health officials so timely and accurate information can guide safe and appropriate activities in each location. 

For more information contact Keep Powder Springs Beautiful.

Reside with Pride

Date: March 9th-12th

During this week, the Public Works Department and KPSB provide a special collection service to city sanitation customers; picking up such items as furniture, appliances, mattresses, extra trash, etc. at no additional charge. City Sanitation customers should have received a notice with more information regarding Reside with Pride and the items that will be accepted. If you have questions contact Public Works at 770-943-1666.

Slam Dunk the Junk

Date TBD

Spring Shredding Day 2020

Date: TBD
Time: 10:00am – 1:00pm
Location: Powder Springs Police Department

Protect against identity theft by having documents shredded securely on-site by a licensed, bonded and locally-owned shredding company.  Medical bills, bank and credit card statements, checks, and documents that contain personal or sensitive information.  Please remove all paper clips and binder clips. 

Limit of 10 banker boxes or ten 13 gallon trash bags per vehicle. 

NO file folders, glossy paper, magazines, junk mail, periodicals, newspaper, CDs, DVDs, binders or books will be shredded.


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Volunteers registering for Pick It Up Powder Springs
Volunteers for Pick It Up Powder Springs
Volunteers at the paper shredding event with the shredding truck.