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Want to keep your Christmas tree after the holidays? York County is offering disposal services through January

The holiday is over and now that Christmas tree has just become an over-sized plant in your living room.

But residents in York County have the opportunity to dispose of their Christmas tree with a curbside collection program.

Starting on Jan. 7, York County residents can place their tree at the roadside by 7 a.m. for collection over the following two weeks.

The program is available to all county communities, even ones that do not subscribe to the year-round curbside collection program.

However, to provide this service, York County’s Waste Management division requires an approval from a neighborhood’s homeowners association or community management group as well as a designated drop-off site within the community where residents can bring their trees.

These designated sites need to be in a location with access to the large knuckle boom truck used for collections.

In addition to this collection service, all York County residents can deliver their Christmas trees to the VPPSA Compost Facility during weekdays and on Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. until the end of January.

For both curbside collection and drop-off:

  • Trees must not be placed in tree bags
  • All lights, tinsel, and ornaments must be removed
  • Trees must be placed without a tree stand
  • Trees larger than 6 feet should be cut in half

For more information call the York County Waste Management Center at 757-890-3780.

Alexa Doiron
Alexa Doiron
Alexa Doiron is a multimedia reporter for WYDaily. She graduated from Roanoke College and is currently working on a master’s degree in English at Virginia Commonwealth University. Alexa was born and raised in Williamsburg and enjoys writing stories about local flair. She began her career in journalism at the Warhill High School newspaper and, eight years later, still loves it. After working as a news editor in Blacksburg, Va., Alexa missed Williamsburg and decided to come back home. In her free time, she enjoys reading Jane Austen and playing with her puppy, Poe. Alexa can be reached at

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