Christmas Tree Recycling Dec. 2018 – Jan. 2019

Educational Resources


    Christmas Tree Disposal Info – 2018/2019


    There are approximately 30 million Real Christmas Trees sold in the U.S. every year. Real trees are a renewable, recyclable resource. CVWMA encourages residents throughout the Central Virginia region to recycle their personal trees. The Christmas Tree Recycling Program offered by our member localities to their residents is yet another way to recycle and go green for the holidays. The recycled trees will be ground into a mulch product.

    Christmas Tree Recycling Available in Central Virginia

    • Please be sure to remove all decorations, tinsel, bulbs, wire and bolts from the tree.  Unless indicated, sites will grind trees into mulch.  Use of each site/option is restricted to residents of the sponsoring city or county only.
    •  Note: Check dates and Hours of Operation for your specific locality below.               christmas-tree-recycle


    Set tree at curb for collection by town crews.


    Through January 31, 2019

    Northern Area Convenience Center, 3200 Warbro Rd. off Genito Rd. or off Hull St. Rd.

    (Monday, Tuesday, Friday through Sunday 9:30 am – 6 pm)

    Southern Area Convenience Center, 6700 Landfill Rd. off Rt. 10 (Ironbridge Rd.)

    (Monday, Thursday, Friday through Sunday 9:30 am – 6 pm)

    No tree vendors!


    January 5,6,11 & 12, 2019

    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)

    Residents can call (804) 479-7056 for more information.



    Through Jan. 31, 2019

    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.


    December 26 through Jan. 31, 2019

    Rt. 301 Transfer Station , Courtland Farm Rd. (Rt. 820)  –  8a – 4p, Mon – Sat (closed Sunday and holidays)

    Mechanicsville Center, 7427 Verdi Ln. (Rt. 710)  –  7a – 7p, daily (closed holidays)

    Courthouse Center, 7234 Courtland Farm Rd.   –  7a – 7p, daily (closed holidays)

    Beaverdam Center, 18400 Beaverdam Rd. (Rt. 715)  –  7a – 7p, daily (closed holidays)

    Doswell Center, 11224 Doswell Rd. (Rt. 688)  –   7a – 7p, daily (closed holidays)

    Elmont Center, 11045 Lewistown Rd. (Rt. 783)  –   7a – 7p, daily (closed holidays)

    Montpelier Center, 15188 Clazemont Rd. (Rt. 715)  –   7a – 7p, daily (closed holidays)

    Click here for more Hanover Convenience Centers information.


    December 26 through Jan. 6, 2019

    Sponsored by Keep Henrico Beautiful and Henrico County Department of Public Utilities

    Springfield Road Landfill Public Use Area, near Nuckols Rd and I-295 – 7:30a – 7p, daily, except holidays

    Charles City Road Landfill Public Use Area – 7:30a – 7p, 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


    Citizen Convenience Center, 507 Station Street, place undecorated live tree in yard waste area, tree will be recycled with yard waste, Tues, Wed, Fri 12:30 pm-3:30 pm, Sat. 8am-4:30 pm

    Leave undecorated live tree by trash cart for collection. Tree will be not be recycled


    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)


     Tri City Regional Landfill & Disposal Facility, residents can take to landfill, trees not recycled.

    Set 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 – 31, 2019

    Powhatan Anti-Litter Council and Yard Works (in Powhatan)

    1990 Anderson Highway, Powhatan

    7:30 am to 5 pm (Monday through Friday)

     Questions? Please call Powhatan Extension Office at (804)598-5640.



    December 26 through Jan. 12, 2019 (closing 12/31/18 at 12 noon & will reopen 1/2/19 at 8 am) 

    Convenience Center, 3100 Union Branch Rd, Petersburg, VA

    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.



    Through Jan.19, 2019 ( this is a date change)

    East Richmond Road Convenience Center, 3800 East Richmond Road,yard waste area

    Richmond Southside Transfer Station, 3520 N. Hopkins Rd.yard waste area

     *Note: City of Richmond DPW and  Clean City Commission’s 10th annual “Bring One for the Chipper” and Recycling Event will be held on Saturday, Jan 19, from 10 am until 2 pm. Only live undecorated trees accepted. ( Electronics Recycling & document shredding and HHW will be included at this recycling event.) Proof of residency required. Hosted by the City of Richmond Dept of Public Works and Richmond Clean City Commission, field at corner of North Boulevard & Robin Hood Rd)

    *Please contact City of Richmond staff directly if you have questions.


    If your locality is not listed, please visit Earth911, type in your zip code and learn about recycling opportunities in your area.