As a homeowner, you know that your HVAC unit is one of the most important components in your house. It keeps you cool during hot summer days and warm on chilly winter nights. When it’s working properly, it’s easy to forget its important role in your everyday life. But when it malfunctions, you quickly remember how crucial heating and AC repair in Brunswick, GA, is for your family.
At Liberty Heating & Airworx AC, our mission is to ensure your cooling and heating systems remain effective throughout the year at the lowest prices available. Unlike some of our competitors, we prefer to put our customers first before anything else. We believe in doing right by the folks who choose our business. Cutting corners to save a few bucks? Annoying sales pitches to try and sell you new parts or equipment? That’s just not the way we do business.
When you choose Liberty Heating & Airworx AC, you can rest easy knowing you won’t have to pay outlandish fees for our services. As a licensed, bonded heating and air conditioning company, we know how important trust is when it comes to the nature of our business. We go above and beyond other HVAC companies and treat your home like it was our own. That way, you have peace of mind knowing you and your family are in capable, responsible hands.
We take pride in providing our customers with the highest quality service. Our highly trained technicians have experience handling all aspects of HVAC repair, from routine maintenance problems to advanced A/C unit installation projects in Brunswick, GA.
Through hard work, honesty, and integrity, we have built a loyal customer base that continues to grow each month. It would be our honor to call you our customer too. Whether you need a routine maintenance check or emergency heater repair in Brunswick, we are here for you every step of the way, 24-hours a day.
We get it – there are a lot of A/C companies out there to sift through. You want to be sure you choose the best company for your needs and budget.
Here are just a few reasons why our customers choose Liberty Heating & Airworx AC over other HVAC companies in South Georgia:
We’re authorized to service and sell two of the most respected brands in the heating and A/C industry. No matter what size home you own, our technicians are fully equipped to handle any HVAC issue with your Goodman, Carrier, or other air conditioning units.
We go the extra mile to ensure that our customers feel safe and protected when they hire our team. We treat your home like it was our own, from the moment we step foot on your property to the time we pull out of your driveway.
We understand that money doesn’t just grow on trees. You work hard to make an honest living and need reasonable pricing on A/C repair and other HVAC services. At Liberty Heating & Airworx AC, you’ll never have to worry about us charging you outrageous prices.
Has your heater gone out in the middle of a freezing January night? A/C unit quit working in the middle of summer? Despite some common red flags that you can keep an eye out for, you can never really plan for an HVAC malfunction. That’s why we offer emergency HVAC services in Brunswick, 24-hours a day, seven days a week.
With Ft. Stewart just a few minutes away, Brunswick has one of Georgia’s largest active military populations. It is our honor to offer current and retired military members and their families discounted prices on their next service appointment. We also offer up to 10% off for Federal Law Enforcement Training Center Members. It’s our small way of giving back to those who have sacrificed so much for our liberty.
From new unit installations to air conditioning repair, it would be our pleasure to provide you with a free estimate on our services.
Has your heater gone out in the middle of a freezing January night? A/C unit quit working in the middle of summer? Despite some common red flags that you can keep an eye out for, you can never really plan for an HVAC malfunction. That’s why we offer emergency HVAC services in Brunswick, 24-hours a day, seven days a week.
When your A/C unit or heater breaks suddenly, it can be hard to squeeze repairs into your budget. To make sure all of our customers are comfortable in their homes, we offer financing options to make your life easier.
Here in southern Georgia, our summers can be extremely hot and humid. Trying to live in a home without A/C a South Georgia summer isn’t just a bad idea; it can be downright deadly. Fortunately, Liberty Heating & Airworx AC is here to help with all of your A/C needs. There’s no A/C issue that our highly trained HVAC technicians haven’t seen before, and no job too small or large for us to tackle. Whether your A/C system needs a basic issue resolved, or you need a new AC unit installed at your house, our team will be at your door in no time.
We have the experience and training to service all major air conditioning systems, from ductless systems to central air setups. We’re authorized to service Goodman to Carrier brands, but the truth is it doesn’t matter what A/C unit brand you have – our team can fix it all. If your unit is beyond repair, we can walk you through the process of installing a new A/C system and suggest appropriate units that will work well for your home.
Here are just a few of the most common A/C repair services we offer in Brunswick and the surrounding area:
Once springtime rolls around, it’s very important that you keep your eyes and ears open for any potential warning signs that your A/C unit needs to be repaired. The last thing you need is to be caught off guard when June, July, and August are in full swing. Knowledge is power, and at Liberty Heating & Airworx AC, committed to keeping our customers in the loop about potential A/C repair warning signs. That way, you can take preventative steps rather than reactive ones.
Don’t be alarmed if your A/C unit makes low-level noises throughout the day and night – these sounds are completely normal. However, if you hear loud, unusually abrupt noises coming from your unit, it may be time to have it repaired. Buzzing or rattling noises can mean a part is loose, while grinding or whistling can signal a more serious problem. Because these types of issues won’t work themselves out on their own, a professional is needed to diagnose and correct the problem.
If you notice strange, smelly odors permeating throughout your home, your first instinct may be to grab the air freshener. However, unpleasant odors can be a sign that your A/C unit needs attention. Our A/C repair techs will let you know what’s going on and how a potential issue can be remediated with a quick diagnostic test.
Your A/C unit needs refrigerant to keep your home cool and comfortable when it’s hot outside. It’s common for condensation to accumulate as your system cools your home. With that said, if you notice pooling water or an active leak coming from your A/C system, it’s time to call an A/C repair tech ASAP. Leaks can cause extensive damage to your home, and the problem needs to be addressed quickly.
South Georgia isn’t known for its freezing temperatures, but one thing is for sure – wintertime in Brunswick can get very cold. When the temps begin to drop, your home’s furnace works properly. Modern homes have come a long way since the days of wood and coal. Your home’s heater is complicated, and when one component fails, the entire system can be affected. In situations like these, it’s important not to panic. Instead, give Liberty Heating & Airworx AC a call. Our trustworthy team of heating repair experts have the knowledge and training to repair your furnace fast, so you can get back to enjoying your home.
Here are just a few of the most common issues that we can help repair:
Today’s heating systems are complex. At Liberty Heating & Airworx AC, our heating repair technicians receive ongoing training in all aspects of heating technology. That way, their skills stay sharp, and their techniques remain up to date. However, you don’t need to be an expert to spot common signs that your heater may need to be repaired.
As colder months approach in Georgia, try to be aware of the following red flags:
You’re probably used to a more expensive electricity bill when winter hits Brunswick. However, if you notice a huge price jump over last year’s bill, it could be a sign that something is wrong with your heating system. Utility companies are known for raising prices gradually, but a dramatic leap is a cause for concern.
Does your heater seem to work perfectly in some areas of your house but not others? Are some rooms too hot while others are drafty and cold? If so, your heater may need repairing. This is a common issue in older homes and requires an expert to inspect your heater and ducts for airflow problems.
If the air in your house is hazy no matter how much you dust, your heater may be the problem. A furnace that circulates mildew, dust, and other harmful particles isn’t working correctly. This issue is particularly bad for people with asthma or respiratory illnesses. If you haven’t changed your home’s air filter recently, be sure to do so. If the problem persists, it’s time to call Liberty Heating & Airworx AC.
You and your family depend on your home’s A/C system to keep you cool and comfortable during the hottest months of the year. Unfortunately, breakdowns happen at the worst possible times – like in the middle of July when temperatures are over 90 degrees. If you have had to repair your A/C system more and more often, investing in a new cooling system will save you time and money in the long run.
As an Authorized Carrier and Goodman dealer – two of the most recognized and respected brands in our industry – we have the highest quality units available. We handle every aspect of your new A/C installation from start to finish. That way, you can focus on living your life rather than worrying about the next time your A/C goes out.
If you have kept your unit well-maintained and changed your air filter regularly, you shouldn’t experience this problem. If you do, and your system is old, it can be more cost-effective to replace it and have your duct system analyzed to fix the root cause of your dust issue.
If it feels unusually sticky in your home, like you just spent a few hours outside in the summertime, there’s a good chance that something is seriously wrong with your air conditioning. Your air conditioner’s job is to pull moisture out of the air to keep your feeling cool inside. When that process fails, it can increase your risk of mold and mildew growth – and that’s just the start.
When your repair bills end up costing more than a down payment on a new A/C system, it might make more financial sense to invest in a more modern unit. Compare how much it costs to have our maintenance technicians perform regular service vs. the cost of a new air conditioning installation. The results may surprise you.
Last season was full of historic firsts for the Brunswick High soccer program.A recent recognition provides promise that the Pirates’ breakthrough is more than a one-off — senior Denilson Carcamo was named to the Georgia High School Soccer Class 6A preseason All-State team.The midfielder was instrumental in perhaps the best season in this history of Brunswick soccer, leading the team in goals and assists as he consistently found a way to make an impact in the lineup.“For us, he’s everything,&rdquo...
Last season was full of historic firsts for the Brunswick High soccer program.
A recent recognition provides promise that the Pirates’ breakthrough is more than a one-off — senior Denilson Carcamo was named to the Georgia High School Soccer Class 6A preseason All-State team.
The midfielder was instrumental in perhaps the best season in this history of Brunswick soccer, leading the team in goals and assists as he consistently found a way to make an impact in the lineup.
“For us, he’s everything,” said Pirates head coach, and Carcamo’s brother, Enrique Power. “He’s our guy. Whenever he’s on the field, the other team just has to go, ‘That’s their man.’ They have to play around him to see how they can stop him.
“Set pieces or keeping the ball on his feet, that’s what he’s most dangerous with. Whenever the ball is at his feet or telling his teammates where they need to be or what they need to do, he’s a big deal on the team.”
With Carcamo leading the charge, Brunswick set the school’s wins record with a 13-5-1 season that earned the program its first home playoff game, which it promptly won 3-1 over Rockdale County.
Brunswick also tallied its first two wins over crosstown rival Glynn Academy with Carcamo recording goals in both contests en route to the City Championship.
Last week, Carcamo was recognized for his role with the Pirates, a moment that has been a long time coming.
“It was a big blessing, especially from the team,” Carcamo said. “I’ve been in this program since my brother was a freshman, and I always come to participate and be a ball boy. To now being a senior and getting that award is pretty cool.
“It’s pretty nice for me and my brother too.”
Power has worked hard to change the culture around a program that he played for himself back in his prep soccer days while acting as a shining example of the future possible for his players.
The Pirates have gained an increased understanding of the lasting impact a program can have, and Carcamo is proof of how important the school’s history has become.
“Being the first Brunswick High player to get it is pretty big, so there’s a lot of weight on my shoulders this coming season because everybody knows, ‘Oh, he’s the first player (to receive the honor), so he has to be good,’” Carcamo said. “It’s just a lot of weight on my shoulders, which I can handle. It’s just nice.”
Power also reflected on what the honor means for Carcamo and the Pirates’ program: “He’s just such a talented player that I’m sure any school in south Georgia, anywhere in Georgia, would like to have a player like that. It means a lot to have a player who is named to such an award for this program. It shows that this program have players of that caliber.”
It won’t be easy for Brunswick to replicate the success of last season after graduating a number of significant senior contributors.
But Carcamo’s confidence level is at an all-time high as he enters the campaign with his eyes set on a region championship, region Player of the Year award, and topping his brother’s record for goals scored to boot.
“Our mindset this year is to be better than that team,” Carcamo said. “We won’t be the most athletic, but we’ll be the most technical, and we’ll put up a big fight.”
Another exciting football season in the state of Georgia is in the books, and we saw several standout performances from players across Glynn, McIntosh and Camden counties as each of the five teams in our coverage area advanced to the postseason.Some of the top players from around the southeast make up The Brunswick News’ 2021-22 Coastal Georgia All-Area Football Team.The team includes our MVP, Brunswick High’s Chuckobe Hill, Offensive Player of the Year Jordan Triplett from Frederica, and Defensive Player of the Yea...
Another exciting football season in the state of Georgia is in the books, and we saw several standout performances from players across Glynn, McIntosh and Camden counties as each of the five teams in our coverage area advanced to the postseason.
Some of the top players from around the southeast make up The Brunswick News’ 2021-22 Coastal Georgia All-Area Football Team.
The team includes our MVP, Brunswick High’s Chuckobe Hill, Offensive Player of the Year Jordan Triplett from Frederica, and Defensive Player of the Year, Brunswick’s Ka’Shawn Thomas. Brunswick head coach Sean Pender is the area’s Coach of the Year.
Tyler Devlin, Glynn Academy: In his first year at quarterback for the Terrors, the junior completed 53% of his passes and threw for 1,284 yards and 12 touchdowns to only five interceptions.
Jamie Felix, Camden County: The Wildcats’ leading rusher and the GHSA Region 1-7A Offensive Player of the Year racked up 1,206 all-purpose yards — 869 rushing yards, 111 receiving yards, and 226 return yards — and 15 touchdowns before signing with Georgia Tech on early signing day.
Ree Simmons, Brunswick High: A strong second punch in the Pirates’ running game, the senior rushed for 649 yards and 11 touchdowns while contributing on special teams.
Zech Ellis, Glynn Academy: Filled in as both a running back and slot receiver for the Terrors, finishing with 812 yards of total offense and eight total touchdowns.
Austin Crosby, McIntosh County Academy: The senior led the Buccaneers with 561 rushing yards despite playing just eight of 11 games before suffering a season-ending injury.
Tyson Rooks, Glynn Academy: Playing his first year of varsity football as a senior, the Terrors’ breakout shined in the playoff matchup against Langston Hughes, finishing the contest with six catches for 123 receiving yards and touchdown, as well as an interception, before signing with the University of Illinois during the early signing period.
Terry Mitchell, Brunswick High: The electric sophomore’s 33.2-yard average on kickoff returns led Class 6A, and he finished second on the Pirates with 911 all-purpose yards (550 receiving, 308 return, 53 rushing) after carving out a larger role.
David Prince, Glynn Academy: The Terrors’ sophomore had his best performance of the season in the team’s win over Winder-Barrow, finishing with 76 receiving yards and a touchdown on four catches.
Kanaya Charlton, Brunswick High: The Florida State signee locked down the blindside at left tackle for a Pirates offense that averaged 36.8 points per game, the sixth-most in Class 6A, and 341.8 total yards per game.
Jamal Merriweather, Brunswick High: The junior tackle anchored the right side of a dominant Pirates offensive line that helped the team rush for 2,489 yards at 6.3 yards per carry, and began to pick up Division I offers.
Sam Norris, Frederica Academy: The senior earned GISA All-Region 2-3A recognition for his role on an offensive line that paved the way for the Knights to average 224.2 rushing yards per game at 6.3 yards per carry.
Jaquez Randolph, Glynn Academy: Landed on the GHSA Region 2-6A All-Region first team as a senior for his contributions to an offense that averaged 20.5 points per game.
Noah DeMeritt, Camden County: A cornerstone on a Wildcats offensive line that earned a GHSA Region 1-7A All-Region selection as a senior for helping his team average 252.4 rushing yards at 6.9 yards per carry out of the wing-T.
Will Jones, McIntosh County Academy: The GHSA Region 3-A Public Defensive Player of the Year recorded 65 tackles, 10.0 tackles for a loss, and 3.0 sacks as a senior for a Buccaneers defense that held opponents to 13.5 points per contest while also rushing for 500 yards and a team-high 12 touchdowns.
Devin Smith, Brunswick High: The sophomore broke out in a big way, recording 61 tackles and team-highs in tackles for a loss (16.0) and sacks (6.0) as the Pirates’ top pass rusher.
D.J. Clinch, Glynn Academy: The senior nose tackle earned GHSA All-Region 2-6A first team honors for anchoring the Terrors defense, including in the team’s playoff game against Langston Hughes that saw him record two sacks and three tackles for loss.
I’Man Davis, Camden County: The senior notched a team-high 12.0 tackles for a loss and 4.0 sacks for the Wildcats among his 83 total tackles, earning him GHSA All-Region 1-7A first team honors.
River Creel, Brunswick High: He made his way onto the GHSA All-Region 2-6A first team as a sophomore after recording 31 tackles, a sack and a blocked punt for the Pirates’ stingy defense.
Quan Proctor, McIntosh County Academy: A GHSA Region 3-A Public first team member, the senior notched 48 tackles, 9.0 tackles for a loss, and 5.0 sacks while chipping in 345 rushing yards at 8.0 yards per carry.
Colton Seay, Glynn Academy: The senior linebacker landed on the GHSA All-Region 2-6A first team for the Terrors, with one of his brightest performances coming in the City Championship game that included a blocked punt returned for a touchdown.
Adam Mweemba, Brunswick High: The heart and soul of the Pirates’ defense, the senior tallied 73 tackles, 3.0 tackles for a loss, 2.0 sacks, and two interceptions.
Jadin Jones, Camden County: The three-star prospect ecorded 73 tackles, 6.0 tackles for a loss, 1.0 sack, and an interception as a senior for the Wildcats.
Zach Andreu, Camden County: An GHSA All-Region 1-7A first team member as a senior, he led the Wildcats with 100 tackles to go along with 4.0 tackles for a loss and a team-high four interceptions.
Ivan Johnson, Brunswick High: The junior notched 60 tackles from his spot at safety, earning him GHSA All-Region 2-6A first team honors.
Bryce Reilly, Frederica Academy: Made 56 stops, forced a pair of fumbles, and picked off two passes for the Knights as a senior while chipping in 645 yards of total offense and four touchdowns.
JaReese Campbell, McIntosh County Academy: The junior strong safety recorded 36 tackles and 5.5 tackles for a loss for a Buccaneers defense that was among the best in Class A-Public.
Jayden Drayton, Brunswick High: A multi-faceted tool for the Pirates, the junior made nine tackles as one of the team’s top corners, recorded 220 total yards and five touchdowns on offense, and tallied 368 combined kick and punt return yards.
Greg Peacock, Glynn Academy: The freshman burst onto the scene for the Terrors with a game against Statesboro that saw him rush for 183 yards and a score before going on to earn a place on the GHSA All-Region 2-6A first team.
Adonis Coyle, Camden County: The Special Teams Player of the Year in GHSA Region 1-7A, the senior did it all for the Wildcats’ kicking game, making 25-of-27 point after tries and 8-of-12 field goals attempts, averaging 52.6 yards per kickoff, and booting 34 punts at an average of 35.2 yards with 11 downed inside the 20.
Kody Arnold, Glynn Academy: The junior showed off a cannon of a leg as the Terrors’ punter, booting the ball 47 times, covering 1,881 total yards — a 40-yard average — with 19 punts downed inside the 20.
Brunswick High: Leon Chartlon, running back; River Creel, defensive lineman; Anthony Elvine, punter; Trey Elvine, tight end; McClain Fineran, kicker; Quan Gibson, offensive lineman; Nick Gray, defensive back; Jameer Lang, defensive lineman; Dreyton Laury, linebacker; Keon Leggett, defensive back; Pat Leggett, receiver; Derrick Smith, defensive back; Eli Smith, offensive lineman; Staffon Stanley, linebacker; Lionell Twitty, linebacker; Jonthan Welson, offensive lineman
Camden County: Khristian Dallas, defensive lineman; Dylan Higginbotham, defensive lineman; Jake Lindsey, defensive back; Nick Petiote; defensive back; Quinton Pinkney, defensive lineman; Brayden Ritz, running back; Cayden Thompson, offensive lineman; Cooper Thornhill, tight end; Collin Williams, linebacker; Will Wlodarczyk, offensive lineman; AJ Yarborough, defensive back; Tyler Yarborough, offensive lineman; Tyre Young, defensive back
Frederica Academy: Jacob Aiken, linebacker; Ashton Frankel, defensive line; Jon Phillip Spiers, tight end/linebacker; Hamp Thompson, linebacker; Thomas Veal, quarterback
Glynn Academy: Jack Hunt, offensive lineman; Caldon Mattox, defensive lineman; John McLeod, offensive lineman; Tate Rhodes, defensive back; Jonathan Sasser, kicker; DreShawn Stevens, linebacker; Kannum Warren defensive back
McIntosh County Academy: Deondray Bacon, defensive lineman; TyReese Campbell, defensive lineman; Lake Linton, linebacker; Will Philmore, quarterback; Colby Reed, defensive back; Jalen Rogers, defensive back; Daniel Rush, offensive lineman; Danny Thomas, offensive lineman
Nancy Peed, manager of the Well, called it Christmas in January.Her storage room was filled with boxes upon boxes of new supplies, including hundreds of pairs of new socks, stacks of towels, blankets, cleaning supplies, personal hygiene items, gloves, bike locks, water and more.All donated, the items will serve homeless individuals who visit the Well, a daytime hospitality and resource center in downtown Brunswick.The collection of items was the result of last year’s Socktober & More initiative, created and led...
Nancy Peed, manager of the Well, called it Christmas in January.
Her storage room was filled with boxes upon boxes of new supplies, including hundreds of pairs of new socks, stacks of towels, blankets, cleaning supplies, personal hygiene items, gloves, bike locks, water and more.
All donated, the items will serve homeless individuals who visit the Well, a daytime hospitality and resource center in downtown Brunswick.
The collection of items was the result of last year’s Socktober & More initiative, created and led by local Brunswick High sophomore and UGA Extension Glynn County 4-H member Chanthony Andrews Jr.
Andrews put out a call starting Oct. 1, 2021, for donations for the Well, which is run through FaithWorks Ministries, and for Saved By Grace, a local nonprofit that runs a men’s shelter and that aids the area’s homeless through a variety of services.
“Y’all are awesome,” Peed told Andrews and his mom, Terenda Jones, when they dropped off the donations at the Well.
Andrews hosted the first Socktober project in 2020 and expanded the idea last year by asking for a wider range of donated items. His interest in helping the homeless began years ago, though, when he was using his own money to buy laundry detergent and bleach for the Well as a way to make a difference in the community.
“I really can’t say enough about him,” said Honey Sparre, director of homeless ministries for FaithWorks. “From a young man in middle school using his own money to buy laundry detergent so those experiencing homelessness could wash their clothes, to look at all this.”
Andrews has gained leadership development through the 4-H program, which he said helped him launch Socktober. He also saw an increase in donations this year from businesses and organizations in the area.
Andrews received a 4-H grant to support the most recent Socktober campaign as well, and his donation included more than 100 cards with handwritten messages from 4-H students around Georgia.
“A big part of Georgia 4-H is to give back,” he said.
Andrews gave credit to the impact his 4-H experience has had on the success of Socktober. But Beth Walker, the local 4-H agent, made sure he knew where much of the credit is due.
“I just sit back and watch you do it,” she said.
The Golden Isles Veteran Village and the Roosevelt Harris Jr. Senior Center will get a cash infusion thanks to funding from the CARES Act.The veterans project will be allocated $56,000 to help with the creation of transitional housing for homeless veterans and the senior center will receive $24,000 to rehabilitate additional outdoor recreation and social space if commissioners approve the agenda item.The funding is among a number of topics scheduled for discussion at Wednesday’s Brunswick City Commission meeting.Ci...
The Golden Isles Veteran Village and the Roosevelt Harris Jr. Senior Center will get a cash infusion thanks to funding from the CARES Act.
The veterans project will be allocated $56,000 to help with the creation of transitional housing for homeless veterans and the senior center will receive $24,000 to rehabilitate additional outdoor recreation and social space if commissioners approve the agenda item.
The funding is among a number of topics scheduled for discussion at Wednesday’s Brunswick City Commission meeting.
City officials will have to make a decision about the planned purchase of a new ladder truck for the Brunswick Fire Department.
The current truck is limited in its height capacity and is outdated. Newer trucks have buckets that extend and are safer to use.
The new truck will have a 100-foot ladder, which is needed. Recent fires have required mutual aid from outside departments because of the city’s limitations.
The department was planning to buy a new truck with SPLOST funds, but the referendum that would have paid for the vehicle was voted down last year.
The proposal that will be considered by commissioners is for $1.3 million to come from the Oglethorpe Conference Center project that was abandoned by the city last year. Voters, in the same special election where they rejected the SPLOST referendum, approved returning the unspent money from the conference center to the city and county.
But only one bid came in for the truck at $1.5 million, meaning the city will have to take the remaining money from the general fund. The truck will cost about $1.4 million and another $140,800 to purchase equipment to outfit the truck.
Commissioners will also consider approving a new vacation home rental ordinance.
The ordinance, mirrored after one enacted by Glynn County last year, uses a third-party vendor to identify rental homes in the city and collect excise taxes.
The ordinance will place limits on occupancy and the number of vehicles allowed. It also will require a local point of contact who’s available 24 hours a day.
Those who violate the ordinance will face a $250 fine for a first offense. A second offense within a 12-month period will cost $500. A third offense within a 12-month period will cost the offender $1,000.
Failure to pay taxes on a short-term rental could result in revocation of the certificate of operation.
About the time all the gift-wrapping and ribbons are picked up off the carpet, the pine needles usually start to fall in large numbers.And just when local folks are wondering what to do with this year’s real Christmas tree, the nonprofit group Keep Golden Isles Beautiful is ready as always with an environmentally friendly answer. As in past years, Keep Golden Isles Beautiful is hosting its Bring One for the Chipper Christmas tree recycling campaign, said Lea King-Badyna, KGIB’s executive director.From Dec. 26 throug...
About the time all the gift-wrapping and ribbons are picked up off the carpet, the pine needles usually start to fall in large numbers.
And just when local folks are wondering what to do with this year’s real Christmas tree, the nonprofit group Keep Golden Isles Beautiful is ready as always with an environmentally friendly answer. As in past years, Keep Golden Isles Beautiful is hosting its Bring One for the Chipper Christmas tree recycling campaign, said Lea King-Badyna, KGIB’s executive director.
From Dec. 26 through Jan. 9, KGIB will host Christmas tree recycling stations at eight locations throughout Glynn County.
Additionally, from Jan. 10-13, residents can drop off old holiday light strings for recycling at KGIB headquarters at Brunswick’s Old City Hall, 1229 Newcastle St. Also during that time frame, KGIB is giving away northern red oak and dogwood seedlings.
During last year’s Bring One for the Chipper campaign, responsible-thinking Golden Isles residents brought in 1,975 trees, King-Badyna said.
“For many local families, this annual recycling activity is a holiday tradition that offers an easy solution for tree disposal and promotes a sustainable community,” she said. “It cuts down on illegal dumping of trees and families can have the fun of not only picking out the trees, but also of seeing that it’s properly recycled when the time comes.”
The trees brought in for recycling will go through the wood chipper, transformed into mulch to be used in public spaces throughout Glynn County, King-Badyna said.
“The trees gets chipped up and then they get repurposed as mulch at our county parks,” King-Badyna said. “It’s a really positive way to deal with Christmas trees after the holidays.”
Old Christmas trees can be dropped off at the following locations: Goodyear Park, 2209 Parkwood Drive; Howard Coffin Park, 1430 Lanier Blvd.; Orange Park, 2216 Reynolds St.; Golden Isles Wood Products, 2950 Altama Ave.; the county site at 1913 Old Demere Road on St. Simons Island; Winn-Dixie, U.S. Highway 341; county fire station 6, 3320 U.S. Highway 17; and the Tidelands Nature Center on Jekyll Island, 100 S. Riverview Drive.
KGIB’s offer of saplings each year during its tree recycling campaign is the organization’s way of reinforcing the importance of nurturing the local environment, she said.
“Stop by our offices to say hello and pick up a seedling,” King-Badyna said. “And if you have old strings of lights, bring those in and we will ship them off to be properly recycled.”