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Posted on: December 22, 2023

Loudoun Offers Christmas Tree Recycling at Several Locations

Link to information about Christmas tree recycling in Loudoun County

Loudoun County is offering five locations for residents to recycle their Christmas trees through January 21, 2024. Only natural cut trees and wreaths will be accepted: no artificial trees or artificial wreaths. The trees will be converted into mulch, which is available free of charge to Loudoun County residents year-round at the Loudoun County landfill. 

Residents who receive curbside recycling service may contact their homeowners association, town office or recycling service provider for Christmas tree collection schedules. 

Whether dropping off at one of the county’s Christmas tree collection sites or at the curb, remember to remove all ornaments, lights, tinsel, wire, stand and tree bag. If the tree is in a tree bag, remove and dispose of the bag with your regular trash. To recycle a natural wreath, remove and dispose of all wire, bows, twine, lights and ornaments before recycling. If removal of these items is not possible, then dispose of the tree or wreath with your regular garbage. 

The Christmas Tree Recycling Program is a public service for Loudoun County residents only. Tree vendors operating in Loudoun County with leftover trees may recycle them at the Loudoun County landfill for $71 a ton.  Netting, rope, wire, tags and other items must be removed and disposed prior to recycling. Visit loudoun.gov/landfill or call 703-771-5500 for more information.   

For residents, Christmas trees will be accepted for recycling free of charge at the following locations through January 21, 2024:

  • Leesburg: Loudoun County Landfill Recycling Center, 21101 Evergreen Mills Road, Leesburg, 20175. Open Monday through Saturday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  
  • Lovettsville: Game Protective Association, 16 South Berlin Pike, Lovettsville, 20180. Open daily.
  • Purcellville: Franklin Park, 17501 Franklin Park Drive, Purcellville, 20132, Open daily, 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • South Riding: Meadows Pool Parking Lot, 42920 Center Street, South Riding, 20152. Open daily.
  • Sterling: Claude Moore Park, 46150 Loudoun Park Lane, Sterling, 20164, Park (Use Loudoun Park Lane entrance, follow Loudoun Park Lane to end). Open daily, 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.   

More information about the Christmas Tree Recycling Program and other Loudoun County recycling programs is available at loudoun.gov/recycle.

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