Who We Are
Gaston’s Tree Service (GTS) started business in North Central Florida in July of 1972. By 1980, GTS was generating a substantial amount of tree debris on a daily basis. At that time it was inexpensive to dispose of tree debris.
In 1985, state government mandated that vegetation no longer be dumped in landfills. “Necessity is the mother of invention”, so that year Gaston’s Tree Debris Recycling (GTDR) began operations. The original idea was to burn the debris. GTDR could not obtain a permit from Alachua County and that began the process of permitting the first tree, yard and land clearing debris recycling center.
Over the next two decades, Gaston’s Tree Debris Recycling recycled millions of tons of vegetative debris around the country. We have worked as far west as Oklahoma and along the east coast from the Florida Keys to New York.
Our mission is to make green waste recycling as simple and easy as possible.
The byproduct of this tree debris is recycled into premium mulch, chips, or soil at Griffis Lumber, or can be used as a renewable energy source.