MOBILE, Ala. – The Allatoona Lake Project Management Office announced today that they will accept unwanted, live Christmas Trees for recycling beginning Dec. 26, 2021 until Jan. 8, 2022 at seven drop-off sites around the lake. Artificial trees will not be accepted.

The seven drop-off locations include:

  • Allatoona Operations Project Management Office
  • Victoria Day-Use Parking Area
  • Gall’s Day-Use Parking Area
  • Sweetwater Campground Overflow Parking Area
  • Payne Boat Ramp
  • Blockhouse 1 Fishing Jetty (behind the Convenience Store)
  • 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 and volunteers will 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 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.

For more information, please contact the Allatoona Lake Operations Project Management Office at (678) 721-6700.