In many urban and suburban areas, Christmas trees are collected from curbside during the first 2 weeks in January. Be sure to remove all remove all lights, wire, tinsel, ornaments, nails, stands, other NON-Organic decorative materials and other materials that are not part of the original tree. This includes tree stands also. Flocked trees are usually accepted, but not artificial trees. Large trees (larger than the standard 6 - 7 ft tree) may need to be cut in half to be acceptable by your garbage hauler. But scrroll down this page for more specific information and local links.
What happens to the trees? In most cases, the trees are chipped and made into a mulch which is usually made available, free to city or county residents. Important: Never burn your Christmas tree in a fireplace or wood stove. Burning the tree may contribute to creosote buildup and could cause a chimney fire.
Tips: Always follow the links (usually the name of the city or county) below for updated information, as these agencies often wait until the last minute to change dates or update their information (it's government, remember?). If your area is not specifically mentioned below, contact your trash collection agency and inquire!
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Recycling Center, 2701 Conduit Road (behind Sheetz Gas Station)
Fridays & Saturdays, 8 am to noon AND 1 - 5:00 pm (closed from
12 - 1 pm and holidays)
GOOCHLAND - Through Jan. 31, 2018 at
Central Convenience Center, Rt. 632, near Rt. 522, 1908 Hidden Rock Lane (open 7 days a week)
Western Convenience Center, Rt. 606, 3455 Hadensville Fife Road (closed on Wednesdays) 7:30 am - 6 pm; Sundays 1 pm - 6 pm.
Click here for more Goochland Convenience Centers information.
HANOVER - from December 26 through Jan. 31, 2018 at
Rt. 301 Transfer Station , Courtland Farm Rd. (Rt. 820) - 8 am to 4 pm, Mon - Sat (closed Sunday and holidays)
Mechanicsville Center, 7427 Verdi Ln. (Rt. 710) - 7am to 7 pm, daily (closed holidays)
Courthouse Center, 7301 Courtland Farm Rd. (Rt. 820) - 7am to 7 pm, daily (closed holidays)
Beaverdam Center, 18400 Beaverdam Rd. (Rt. 715) - 7 am to 7 pm, daily (closed holidays)
Doswell Center, 11224 Doswell Rd. (Rt. 688) - 7 am to 7 pm, daily (closed holidays)
Elmont Center, 11045 Lewistown Rd. (Rt. 783) - 7 am to 7 pm, daily (closed holidays)
Montpelier Center, 15188 Clazemont Rd. (Rt. 715) - 7 am to 7 pm, daily (closed holidays) Click here for more Hanover Convenience Centers information.
HENRICO - December 26 through Jan. 7, 2018 Sponsored by Keep Henrico Beautiful County of Henrico Department of Public Utilities (click link to download flier)
Springfield Road Landfill Public Use Area, near Nuckols Rd and I - 295 - 7:30am to 7 pm, daily, except holidays
Charles City Road Landfill Public Use Area - 7:30am to 7 pm, daily, except holidays
Eastern Henrico Gov’t Center, 3820 Nine Mile Rd., front parking lot
Western Henrico Gov’t Center, 4301 East Parham Rd. (near Prince Henry Dr.), lower parking lot
Click here for more Henrico County Public Use Areas information
HOPEWELL - Place undecorated live tree by trash cart. Tree will be not be recycled. Leave tree by garbage cart for collection by garbage crews (tree will not be recycled).
NEW KENT - Rt. 618 Refuse Collection Center (Brush Recycling area) 6301 Olivet Church Road; Open daily 7:30 am - 7 pm (check with County for any holiday closings)
PETERSBURG - December 26 - Jan. 13, 2018 at Tri City Landfill & Disposal Facility (no charge for tree recycling) In addition, residents of Petersburg can place undecorated live Christmas trees at the curb with their trash cart to be collected on their regular collection day. Remember, only 10 cubic yards of bulky waste, to include the tree, may be placed at the curb for collection. Trees will not be recycled.
- Jan. 2 - January 31 at Yard Works, 1990 Anderson Hwy, 7:30 am - 5 pm (Mon - Fri) Let the Powhatan Anti - Litter Council and Yard Works (in Powhatan) help you “Go Green” this holiday season! Yard Works and Powhatan Anti - Litter Council will partner again this holiday season to offer live Christmas tree collection and recycling free of charge to local residents. This service has been offered to the Powhatan community at no cost for more than 12 years. All decorations and lights must be removed from the tree. Trees will be ground into mulch. No artificial trees accepted. For more information, call Yard Works at or the Powhatan Extension Office at .
PRINCE GEORGE - December 26 through Jan. 13, 2018 (closing 12/31/17 at 12 noon & will reopen 1/2/18 at 8 am)
Convenience Center, 3100 Union Branch Rd, Petersburg, VA; from 8:00 am - 5 pm (daily) (see holiday closing information above)
Remove all decorations from the trees and please keep trees separate from other household waste. No artifical trees accepted free of charge.
Container First Services is offering Christmas Tree Recycling for Prince George residents.