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Getting rid of your Christmas tree? Here’s what you need to know

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Christmas is over, and now it is time to figure out what to do what the tree.

WYDaily has local residents covered.


City of Williamsburg residents can have their Christmas trees collected between Monday, Jan. 4 and Monday, Jan. 11. Trees must be placed at the street before 7 a.m. with all decorations and lights removed.

Residents can sign up for reminders for leaf collection on ReCollect by visiting the city’s website here.

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York County

York County has curbside collection of Christmas trees January 4-8.  Information is available here:  https://www.yorkcounty.gov/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=1839.

People can also deliver the trees to the VPPSA Compost Facility located at 145 Goodwin Neck Road, Monday through Saturday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

James City County

Residents can recycle Christmas trees for free at all county convenience centers through Jan. 31.

“All decorations and tree stands must be removed prior to recycling,” according to the county’s news release. The convenience centers are open during normal business hours but close for New Years Day on Jan. 1. 

See the drop-off locations below:

Tewning Road Convenience Center, 117 Tewning Road. 

  • Open Monday from 8 a.m. to noon and Tuesday through Saturday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Closed on Sundays.

Jolly Pond Convenience Center, 1204 Jolly Pond Road. 

  • Open daily from 7 a.m to 5 p.m.
  • The transfer station is open Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Toano Convenience Center, 185 Industrial Blvd. 

  • Open daily from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.


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