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Here are the places you can take your Christmas tree for recycling

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Posted at 2:15 PM, Dec 17, 2014
and last updated 2014-12-27 14:16:42-05

HENRICO COUNTY, Va — Ahead of the Christmas holiday, Henrico County announced it will be providing a solution for people wanting to get rid of their Christmas tree after the holidays.

Henrico Public Utilities and the Keep Henrico Beautiful Committee are accepting Christmas trees from Friday, Dec. 26, until Sunday, Jan. 11. They will be recycling the trees by converting them into mulch.

The service is free, but will be limited to people who live in Henrico.

Trees will be accepted from 7:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. at:

  • Henrico Government Center, at 4301 East Parham Road, in the lower parking lot
  • Eastern Government Center, at 3820 Nine Mile Road, in the front parking lot
  • Springfield Road Public Use Area, at 10600 Fords Country Lane
  • Charles City Road Public Use Area, at 2075 Chalres City Road

Don’t forget to take any ornaments and lights off the trees before bringing them to one of the above locations.

If you live elsewhere, Central Virginia Waste Management Authority is offering tree recycling services as well.

If you live in Richmond, you can take your tree to any of the below ares through January 10, 2015:

  • East Richmond Road Convenience Center, at 3800 East Richmond Road
  • Richmond Southside Transfer Station, at 3520 N. Hopkins Road

If you live in Chesterfield, you can take your tree to these locations through January 31, 2015:

  • Northern Area Convenience Center, at 3200 Warbro Road
  • Southern Area Convenience Center, at 6700 Landfill Road

You will also need to take any decorations off the tree before dropping it off at any of these locations.