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Where to take your Christmas tree for recycling

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Posted at 11:29 PM, Dec 26, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-26 23:29:57-05

HENRICO COUNTY, Va — If you’re ready to take down your Christmas tree, here’s a list of area recycling locations.

Henrico Public Utilities and the Keep Henrico Beautiful Committee are accepting Christmas trees from Saturday, Dec. 26, until Saturday, Jan. 9. 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:

  • Western 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 Landfill Public Use Area, at 10600 Fords Country Lane
  • Charles City Road Landfill Public Use Area, at 2075 Chalres City Road
Artemis the cat in the tree

Make sure to remove all lights and ornaments — and don’t forget about your kitties. Here’s a cute photo of “Artemis” submitted to WTVR.com back in 2013. 

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, the Central Virginia Waste Management Authority has complete list of locations where you can drop off your tree.

If you live in Richmond, you can take your tree to any of the below ares through January 9, 2016:

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

Residents can also leave their tree next to their “supercan” on trash day and it will be recycled.

If you live in Chesterfield, you can take your tree to these locations through January 31, 2016:

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

You will also need remove any decorations before dropping your tree off at any of these locations.