Recycle Your Christmas Tree and Wreaths

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Provided by Prince William County Solid Waste Division

After all the holiday festivities are finished, give your Christmas tree, wreath, and other cut greenery another life as compost, mulch, or wildlife habitat. Simply remove all ornaments, decorations, tinsel, nails, and the tree stand and take the greenery to one of locations listed below to be recycled or repurposed.

  • The Prince William County Landfill, 14811 Dumfries R., Manassas.  Monday  to 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.
  • The Balls Ford Road Compost Facility, 13000 Balls Ford Rd., Manassas. Monday to 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.
  • Northern Virginia Electric Cooperative (NOVEC), 5399 Wellington Branch Rd., ,Gainesville will accept drop-off of greenery from Dec. 26 to Jan. 10. 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

Important: Prince William County encourages residents to closely inspect their freshly cut Christmas trees for any sign of the spotted lanternfly.  Mulching or composting your Christmas tree will help to prevent the spread of invasive insects.  More information on the spotted lanternfly is available here.

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