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Christmas Tree Recycling

The Richmond area offers plenty of opportunities to recycle your Christmas tree, but many of them leave it up to you to make the delivery.

While slowly dying inside your warm house for a few weeks, the tree will likely have needles falling out and need some preparation to avoid a mess in your house or vehicle (wrap it in a blanket at least or have the vacuum handy).

According to Central Virginia Waste Management Authority, there are approximately 28 million real Christmas trees sold in the United States every year. Real trees are a renewable, recyclable resource. Christmas tree recycling programs grind the tree into mulch. Please be sure to remove all tinsel, bulbs, wire and bolts from the tree.

See this list from CVWMA (click for more localities):

RICHMOND – through Jan. 12, 2013

On Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013, the city will hold the third annual “Bring One for the Chipper” Christmas tree recycling program in the paved lot at 1710 Robin Hood Road (northeast corner of Robin Hood Road and North Boulevard), from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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

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

Residents can set tree by Supercan for collection (tree will be recycled)

CHESTERFIELD – through January 31, 2013

Northern Area Convenience Center, 3200 Warbro Rd. off Genito Rd. or off Hull St. Rd. Click here Holiday hours and recycling tips (Monday & Friday, Saturday & Sunday 9:30 am – 6 pm – closed holidays)

Southern Area Convenience Center, 6700 Landfill Rd. off Rt. 10 (Ironbridge Rd.) Click here Holiday hours and recycling tips (Monday & Friday, Saturday & Sunday 9:30 am – 6 pm – closed holidays)

HANOVER – December 26 through Jan. 31, 2013

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, 7301 Courtland Farm Rd. (Rt. 820) – 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)

HENRICO – December 26 through Jan. 9, 2013

Christmas Tree Recycling Sponsored by Keep Henrico Beautiful Committee, download flyer here

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


Written by vaphc

December 26, 2012 at 3:26 pm

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