Christmas Tree Recycling

a man hauling a christmas tree for recycling

Recycling your real Christmas tree is a great way to go green for the holidays. Recycled trees are ground into a mulch product that is reused in the landscape.

Programs listed below are offered by localities in partnership with CVWMA.

Be sure to remove all decorations, lights, tinsel and ornaments from the tree.

Use of each site is restricted to residents of the host locality. 



Set trees at the curb for collection by town crews.


Dec. 26 through Feb. 4
Northern Area Convenience Center, 3200 Warbro Road
Daily, 7 a.m.-6 p.m.
Southern Area Convenience Center, 6700 Landfill Road (off Route 10)
Daily, 7 a.m.-6 p.m.
No tree vendors
Chesterfield County Department of General Services


Recycling Center, 2701 Conduit Road (behind Sheetz)
Fridays, Saturdays and Mondays, 8 a.m.-noon & 1-5 p.m. (closed from noon-1 p.m.)
Closed Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.
Residents can call 804-479-7056 for more information.
City of Colonial Heights Department of Public Works 


Through Jan. 31
Central Convenience Center, Route 632, near Route 522, 1908 Hidden Rock Lane (daily)
Western Convenience Center, Rt. 606, 3455 Hadensville-Fife Road (daily)
7:30 a.m.-6 p.m.
Drop-off is free through Jan. 31. 
Goochland County Department of General Services


Dec. 26 through Jan. 31
Route 301 Transfer Station, Courtland Farm Road (Route 820), 8 a.m.-4 p.m. (closed Sundays and holidays)
Mechanicsville Convenience Center, 7427 Verdi Lane (Route 710), 7 a.m.-7 p.m., daily (closed holidays)
Courthouse Convenience Center, 7234 Courtland Farm Road, 7 a.m.-7 p.m., daily (closed holidays)
Beaverdam Convenience Center, 18400 Beaverdam Road (Route 715), 7 a.m.-7 p.m., daily (closed holidays)
Doswell Convenience Center, 11224 Doswell Road (Route 688), 7 a.m.- 7 p.m., daily (closed holidays)
Elmont Convenience Center, 11045 Lewistown Road (Route 783), 7 a.m.-7 p.m., daily (closed holidays)
Montpelier Convenience Center, 15188 Clazemont Road (Route 715), 7 a.m. – 7 p.m., daily (closed holidays)
Hanover County Department of Public Works


Dec. 26 through Jan. 9
Sponsored by Keep Henrico Beautiful and Henrico County Department of Public Utilities — see flier
Springfield Road Landfill Public Use Area, 10600 Fords Country Lane, 7:30 a.m.-7 p.m., daily (except holidays)
Charles City Road Landfill Public Use Area, 2075 Charles City Road, 7:30 a.m.-7 p.m., daily (except holidays)
Eastern Henrico Government Center, 3820 Nine Mile Road — front parking lot
Western Henrico Government Center, 4301 E. Parham Road — lower parking lot
For more information, call 804-501-7277.


Citizen Convenience Center, 507 Station St.
Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday, 12:30-3:30 p.m.; Saturday, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Place undecorated live trees in yard waste area. Trees will be recycled with yard waste.
You may also leave undecorated live trees by trash carts for collection. These trees will not be recycled.
City of Hopewell Public Works Department


Route 618 Refuse Collection Center (Brush Recycling area)
6301 Olivet Church Road
7 a.m.-7 p.m., daily (check with county for holiday closings)
New Kent County Collection Site Information


Jan. 3 through 31
Sponsored by Powhatan Anti-Litter Council and Yard Works in Powhatan — see flier.
Bring real, undecorated trees to be recycled.
1990 Anderson Hwy., Powhatan
7:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Friday
For information, call Powhatan County Extension at 804-598-5640.


Dec. 26 through Jan. 16 (closing at noon Dec. 31 and reopening Jan. 2)
Prince George County Convenience Center, 3100 Union Branch Road, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., daily (see holiday closings above)
Remove all decorations from trees and keep trees separate from other household waste. No artificial trees accepted free of charge.
For information, visit the county’s webpage or call 804-722-0775.


Dec. 26-Jan. 13
East Richmond Road Convenience Center, 3800 East Richmond Road — yard waste area
Parker Field Annex – Corner of North Arthur Ashe Boulevard and Robin Hood Road — designated tree drop-off

Note: City of Richmond Department of Public Works and the Clean City Commission will host the annual Bring One for the Chipper Tree Recycling Event Jan. 13, 2024, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at North Arthur Ashe Boulevard & Robin Hood Road (Parker Field Annex). Electronics recycling (some fees apply), household hazardous waste collection and paper shredding also will be offered. For information, see the city’s flier or email