Central Virginia Waste Management Authority (CVWMA) encourages residents throughout Central Virginia to recycle their real Christmas trees, if possible. Christmas tree recycling programs offered by our member localities are yet another way to go green for the holidays. Recycled trees are ground into a mulch product. Be sure to remove all decorations, lights, tinsel and ornaments from the tree.
Want your tree to go straight to goats who will happily munch them? Then drop your tree at the goat herder’ Bryan Park office which is an RV or RVA Goats and Honey hut, 10425 Spring Run Rd. Chesterfield (near Pocahontas State Park), or Epic Gardens at 7800 Epic Road or The Ranch at 4260 Lockin Circle in Powhatan.
Use of each site/option is restricted to residents of the sponsoring city or county.
Set trees at the curb for collection by town crews.
Through Jan. 31
Northern Area Convenience Center, 3200 Warbro Road (off Genito Road or off Hull St. Road)
Monday, Tuesday & Friday-Sunday, 7 a.m.-6 p.m.
Southern Area Convenience Center, 6700 Landfill Road (off Route 10)
Monday, Thursday & Friday-Sunday, 7 a.m.-6 p.m.
No tree vendors
Chesterfield County Department of General Services
Every Friday and Saturday during normal operation hours
Recycling Center, 2701 Conduit Road (behind Sheetz)
Fridays and Saturdays, 8 a.m.-noon & 1-5 p.m. (closed from noon-1 p.m. and holidays)
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 (closed Wednesdays)
7:30 a.m.-6 p.m.
Sundays, 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
Drop-off is free through Jan. 31. Trees are not recycled.
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 Center, 7427 Verdi Lane (Route 710), 7 a.m.-7 p.m., daily (closed holidays)
Courthouse Center, 7234 Courtland Farm Road, 7 a.m.-7 p.m., daily (closed holidays)
Beaverdam Center, 18400 Beaverdam Road (Route 715), 7 a.m.-7 p.m., daily (closed holidays)
Doswell Center, 11224 Doswell Road (Route 688), 7 a.m.- 7 p.m., daily (closed holidays)
Elmont Center, 11045 Lewistown Road (Route 783), 7 a.m.-7 p.m., daily (closed holidays)
Montpelier 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, near Nuckols Road and I-295, 7:30 a.m.-7 p.m., daily (except holidays)
Charles City Road Landfill Public Use Area, 7:30 a.m.-7 p.m., daily (closed holidays)
Eastern Henrico Government Center, 3820 Nine Mile Road — front parking lot
Western Henrico Government Center, 4301 E. Parham Road (near Prince Henry Drive) — lower parking lot
Henrico County Public Use Areas for Disposal
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
Set undecorated live trees at the curb with trash cart to be collected on regular collection days.
Only 10 cubic yards of bulky waste — to include the tree — may be placed at the curb for collection. Trees will not be recycled.
City of Petersburg Department of Public Works 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 Office at 804-598-5640.
Dec. 26 through Jan. 16 (closing Dec. 31 at noon & will reopen Jan. 2 at 8 a.m.)
Prince George County Convenience Station, 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, call the Prince George County Department of General Services at 804-722-0775.
Through Jan. 8
East Richmond Road Convenience Center, 3800 East Richmond Road — yard waste area
Richmond Southside Transfer Station, 3520 N. Hopkins Road — yard waste area
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. 8, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at North Arthur Ashe Boulevard & Robin Hood Road. This will also be an electronics recycling (fee), paper shredding and household hazardous waste collection event.
For information, contact the City of Richmond Department of Public Works.
If your locality is not listed, please visit Earth911, type in your zip code and learn about recycling opportunities in your area.
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