Localities offer collection, drop off services for Christmas trees

Staff writer

All good things come to an end. And when the end comes for your Christmas tree, localities have ways to take them off your hands as easily as possible.

Williamsburg

The city will provide free curbside collection for Christmas trees on Jan. 7 and Jan. 14, city spokeswoman Lee Ann Hartmann said in an email.

Trees must be placed at the curb by 8 a.m. and must be free of all decorations, including lights, ornaments and tinsel. The tree cannot have its tree stand attached.

James City

James City County will offer free Christmas tree drop off at its convenience centers until Jan. 31, county spokeswoman Renee Dallman said in an email.

The county’s convenience centers are located at 1204 Jolly Pond Road (Jolly Pond Road Convenience Center), 117 Tewning Road (Tewning Road Convenience Center) and 185 Industrial Blvd. (Toano Convenience Center).

York

York County will provide free curbside collection for Christmas trees Jan. 7-18.

Residents are asked to place their trees on the curb by 7 a.m. Jan. 7. Collection will occur over the following two weeks, according to a county news release. Trees cannot be in tree bags. All decorations must be removed, as well as the tree stand. Trees that are taller than 6 feet should be cut in half.

The tree pick-up service is available to all county residents, not just those who take part in the curbside collection program. All York residents may also drop off their trees until the end of January at the Virginia Peninsulas Public Service Authority’s compost facility at 145 Goodwin Neck Road, the release states.

For communities that aren’t on a curbside collection program, the county requires that the community’s homeowners association or community management group provide approval for a designated drop-off area.

For more information or to schedule pickup, call York County Waste Management Center at 757-890-3780 or email waste@yorkcounty.gov.

Jack Jacobs, 757-298-6007, jojacobs@vagazette.com, @jajacobs_

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