Loudoun County residents can drop off their Christmas trees for recycling at five locations beginning Dec. 26.
Only natural, cut trees are accepted. The trees will be converted into mulch, which is available for free year-round at the Loudoun County landfill, 21101 Evergreen Mills Road in Leesburg.
Residents who receive curbside recycling services may contact their homeowners association, town office or recycling service provider for Christmas tree collection schedules.
All ornaments, lights, tinsel, wire, standa and tree bag should be removed, whether the tree is dropped off at one of collection sites or picked up at the curb. Natural wreaths being recycled should also have all wires, bows, twine, lights and ornaments removed.
The Christmas Tree Recycling Program is a public service for Loudoun County residents only. Tree vendors operating in Loudoun County who have leftover trees may recycle them at the Loudoun County landfill for $62 a ton. Netting, rope, wire, tags and other items must be removed prior to recycling.
Visit loudoun.gov/landfill or call 703-771-5500 for more information.
For residents, Christmas trees will be accepted for recycling free of charge at the following locations from Dec. 26 through Jan. 20:
Leesburg: Loudoun County Landfill Recycling Center, 21101 Evergreen Mills Road, Leesburg, 20175, Open Monday through Saturday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Lovettsville: Game Protective Association, 16 South Berlin Pike, Lovettsville, 20180, Open daily
Purcellville: Franklin Park, 17501 Franklin Park Drive, Purcellville, 20132, Open daily, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
South Riding: Town Hall, rear parking lot next to tennis court. 43055 Center Street, South Riding, 20152, Open daily
Sterling: Claude Moore Park (use Loudoun Park Lane entrance), 46150 Loudoun Park Lane, Sterling, 20164, Open daily, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
More information about the Loudoun County Christmas Tree Recycling Program is available at www.loudoun.gov/TreeRecycling.