MOBILE, Ala. – The Allatoona Lake Project Management Office announced today that they will accept unwanted, live Christmas trees for recycling beginning Dec. 26, 2017 until Jan. 2, 2018 at seven drop-off sites around the lake. Artificial trees will not be accepted.

The seven drop-off locations include the Allatoona Operations Project Management Office, Victoria Day-Use Parking Area, Galt’s Day-Use Parking Area, Sweetwater Campground Overflow Parking Area, Payne Boat Ramp, Blockhouse 1 Fishing Jetty (behind Paw Paw’s Convenience Store) and Bethany Bridge Fishing Jetty Parking Area. All drop-off sites will be marked with signs and flagging tape.

All decorations – tinsel, lights, garland, bulbs, etc. – must be removed from the trees before dropping them off. Please place the trees in the designated locations in the parking lots. Dumping of household trash at these sites is strictly prohibited.

Park Rangers will place the trees in the lake to create fishing structures as part of the Allatoona Lake Fish Habitat Improvement Program. The program is a partnership between federal, state, and local governments, as well as several local organizations and businesses.

Visit the Bartow County website at or call (770) 387-5167 for information on additional drop-off locations managed by Keep Bartow Beautiful.

Please contact the Allatoona Lake Operations Project Management Office at (678) 721-6700 for more information