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If your Christmas tree has shed so many needles it looks more Charlie Brown than Martha Stewart, it may be time to think about getting it to the curb.
Historic Triangle residents have a few options, including some environmentally friendly ones.
James City County
- Free Christmas tree recycling is available for residents through Jan. 31 during normal business hours at the county convenience centers: 117 Tewning Rd., 1204 Jolly Pond Rd., and 185 Industrial Blvd.
- Remove decorations and tree stands before dropping off a tree for recycling.
- Residents who participate in the solid waste collection program should put their trees at the curb by 7 a.m. on Jan. 2 for pick up that week. Communities that don’t participate in curbside collection can still have the county pick up their Christmas trees. But the deadline for contacting the county to make arrangements is Dec. 29.
- The Waste Management division will need approval from a homeowners association or community management group and a drop-off location in the community where residents can haul their trees. The designated collection site has to be able to accommodate the truck used for collections.
- Through the end of January, all county residents can bring their trees to the VPPSA Compost Facility, 145 Goodwin Neck Rd. The center is open for drop off Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and on Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Ornaments, lights and tinsel should be removed from the trees. Any trees taller than six feet should be cut in half. Trees should not be placed in tree bags.
- For more information, or to arrange for pickup in your community, contact Laurie Halperin at York County Division of Waste Management, 757-890-3780 or email email@example.com.
City of Williamsburg
- City crews will have two tree-collection days: Tuesday, Jan. 3 and Monday, Jan. 9.
- Remove lights and decorations and place trees at the street before 7 a.m. for pick-up.