Loudoun County Offers Christmas Tree Recycling

Loudoun County is offering five locations for county residents to drop off their Christmas trees for recycling through Sunday, Jan. 20.

Only natural, cut trees are accepted. The trees will be converted into mulch, which is available for free year-round at the Loudoun County landfill on Evergreen Mills Road near Leesburg.

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

Before recycling a tree, remove all ornaments, lights, tinsel, wire, stand and tree bag. Dispose of the tree bag in the regular trash. To recycle a natural wreath, remove all wires, bows, twine, lights and ornaments before recycling the wreath.

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

  • Leesburg: Loudoun County Landfill Recycling Center, 21101 Evergreen Mills Road, Leesburg, 20175, Open Monday through Saturday, 8 a.m. to 4 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 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • South Riding: Town Hall, rear parking lot next to tennis court, 43055 Center Street, South Riding, 20152; open daily
  • Sterling: Claude Moore Park, using the Loudoun Park Lane entrance, 46150 Loudoun Park Lane, Sterling, 20164; Open daily, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.

More information about the Loudoun County Christmas Tree Recycling Program is available at www.loudoun.gov/TreeRecycling.

The Christmas Tree Recycling Program is a public service for Loudoun County residents only. Tree vendors operating in Loudoun County who have leftover trees may recycle them at the Loudoun County landfill for $62 a ton. Netting, rope, wire, tags and other items must be removed prior to recycling. Visit www.loudoun.gov/landfill or call 703-771-5500 for more information.

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