Now that Santa has come and gone, the county government has begun Christmas tree recycling collections at five locations, through Jan. 20.
The trees will be converted into mulch that will be available for free year-round at the Loudoun County landfill south of Leesburg.
All ornaments, lights, tinsel, wire, stand and tree bags must be removed.
Collection locations are:
Leesburg: Loudoun County Landfill Recycling Center, 21101 Evergreen Mills Road. Open Monday through Saturday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Lovettsville: Game Protective Association, 16 S. Berlin Pike. Open daily.
Purcellville: Franklin Park, 17501 Franklin Park Drive. Open daily 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
South Riding: Town Hall, rear parking lot next to tennis court. 43055 Center Street. Open daily.
Sterling: Claude Moore Park (use Loudoun Park Lane entrance), 46150 Loudoun Park Lane. Open daily, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Residents who receive curbside yard-waste recycling services should contact their homeowners association, town office, or recycling service provider for Christmas tree pick-up dates.
More information about the Loudoun County Christmas Tree Recycling Program is available at loudoun.gov/TreeRecycling.