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Christmas Tree Recycling Rules

The rules and regs for jurisdictions in our area

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    NEWSLETTERS

    When, where and how to recycle your Christmas tree in the D.C. area.

    Jurisdicitions all over the D.C. area are greening up the end of the holiday season by recycling Christmas trees. If you'd like your tree recycled, make sure the tree is free of all decorations, and it should not be in a bag of any sort.

    In D.C., Christmas trees will be picked up for recycling for the first two weeks of January. Just be sure to leave your tree on the curb by 7 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 14.

    If you live in Fairfax County, Va., and have country trash service, put your tree on the curb on trash day during the first two weeks in January. If you use a private trash service, call your company for instructions.

    In Arlington County, Va., trees will be picked up Jan. 3-16. Put your tree on the curb by 6 a.m. on your regular trash collection day.

    Loudoun County, Va., residents can recycle trees now until Jan. 19th at: the Loudoun County landfill in Leesburg, the Lovettsville Game Protective Association, Franklin Park in Purcellville, South Riding Town Hall and Claude Moore Park in Sterling.

    If you live in Prince William County, Va., take your greenery to the county compost facility in Manassas, Novec in Gainesville, Leesylvania State Park in Woodbridge or the county landfill in Manassas.

    The city of Alexandria, Va., will collect Christmas trees for recycling on two Saturdays: Jan. 14 and Jan. 21. Pick up is curb side only, and the tree must be there by 7 a.m.

    Montgomery County, Md., is recycling Christmas trees until Feb. 3. Just put your tree at the curb by 7 a.m. on your recycling/collection day.

    In Prince George's County, Md., residents should place trees at curbside before 6:30 a.m. on regularly scheduled collection days. Collection takes place all year long, so there's no rush to get your tree out on the curb. You can also take your tree to the county yard waste composting facility or to the Brown Station Road Public Convenience Center through Jan. 31.