Christmas Tree Recycling Dec. 2019 – Jan. 2020

Educational Resources


    Christmas Tree Disposal Info – 2019/2020


    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.


    • 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, 2020

    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!

    Click here for more Chesterfield County Department of Waste and Resource Recovery Division information


    Every Friday and Saturday during normal operation hours.

    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.

    Click here for more City of Colonial Heights Department of Public Works information



    Through Jan. 31, 2020

    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, 2020

    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. 8, 2020 

    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, (Tues, Wed, Fri 12:30 pm-3:30 pm, Sat. 8 am-4:30 pm) place undecorated live tree in yard waste area, tree will be recycled with yard waste

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

    Click here for more City of Hopewell Public Works Department information


    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)

    Click here for more New Kent County Collection Site information


    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.

    Click here for more City of Petersburg Department of Public Works information


    Jan. 2 – 31, 2020  

    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. 11, 2020 (closing 12/31/19 at 12 noon & will reopen 1/2/20 at 8 am) 

    Container First Services is offering Christmas Tree Recycling for PG residents.

    PG Convenience Center, 3100 Union Branch Road, recycling starts 12/26 – 1/11/20

    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 artificial trees accepted free of charge.

    Click here for more Prince George County Department of General Services information


    Through Jan.11, 2020 

    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 Public Works Department and  Clean City Commission’s annual “Bring One for the Chipper” and Recycling Event will be held on Saturday, Jan 11, 2020 from 10 am- 2 pm.  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.