Curb Your Christmas Tree and Wreaths After the Holidays

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Provided by Prince William County Solid Waste Division

After the holiday festivities are over, give your Christmas tree, wreath, and other cut greenery another life as compost and mulch. Simply remove all ornaments, decorations, tinsel, nails, and the tree stand and set the empty tree and greenery at the curb for pickup as a part of yard waste collection by your waste and recycling collection service provider, during the first two full weeks of January.

Or, take the tree and greenery to one of locations listed below to be recycled:

  • The Prince William County Landfill at 14811 Dumfries Road, Manassas.  Monday to Friday, 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The facility is closed New Year’s Day.

  • The Balls Ford Road Compost Facility, 13000 Balls Ford Road, Manassas. Monday to Friday, 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The facility is closed New Year’s Day.
  • Northern Virginia Electric Cooperative (NOVEC) at 5399 Wellington Branch Road in Gainesville will accept drop-off of greenery from Dec. 26 to Jan. 9. The drop off area is in the front parking lot in the area outlined with the orange safety cones. For more information, contact NOVEC’s vegetation management department at 703-335-0500 x 1600, or VegetationMgmt@novec.com.

For more information on Solid Waste facilities or recycling in Prince William County, visit pwcva.gov/trashandrecycling.

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