Christmas Tree and Greenery Avoid Landfill Disposal

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Provided by Prince William County Department of Public Works

Don’t heave your holiday greenery to the curb after you are done with the holiday festivities. Christmas trees, wreaths and other cut greenery can be transformed into compost, mulch or wildlife habitat. All ornaments, decorations, tinsel, nails and tree stands must be removed. Then, these greenery items can be taken to one of locations listed below to be composted or repurposed.

  • Prince William County Landfill, 14811 Dumfries Road in Manassas. Monday – Saturday, 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.; Sunday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The facility is closed New Year’s Day.
  • Balls Ford Road Compost Facility, 13000 Balls Ford Road in Manassas. Monday – Saturday, 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.; Sunday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The facility is closed New Year’s Day.
  • Leesylvania State Park, 2001 Daniel K. Ludwig Drive in Woodbridge (off Neabsco Road). Trees may be dropped off at Shelter 2 and will be used for habitat.
  • Northern Virginia Electric Cooperative (NOVEC), 5399 Wellington Branch Road in Gainesville. Dec. 26 to Jan.13. The drop off area is in the front parking lot in the area outlined with the orange safety cones. NOVEC will deliver the wood-chip mulch to interested customer-owners at no charge. Visit

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All greens must be free of decorations, metal ornament hooks, and light strings.

For more information, contact NOVEC’s vegetation management department at 703-335-0500 or 1-888-335-0500, extension 1600, or [email protected].




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