Christmas Tree Recycling in Reston

by RestonNow.com December 27, 2016 at 1:30 pm 2 Comments

Christmas tree with Hanukkah ornamentYou’ll have to wait a few more days to get rid of your Christmas tree, assuming if you want it to be collected and recycled.

If you receive Fairfax County curbside pickup of trash and recycling, you can recycle your live Christmas tree on your normal collection date during the first two weeks of January.

The tree can be no more than eight feet tall and all tree stands, ornaments, tinsel, lights and tree toppers should be removed before recycling.

The cost of the collection is included as part of your regular, paid collection service. For larger trees, contact your collector for recycling instructions.

If you are in a private Reston cluster, check with your cluster board or trash service provider to find out specifics for your neighborhood.

Christmas trees may also be recycled at the I-66 Transfer Station. There is a small processing fee of $1 per tree.

  • Greg

    I don’t think anyone in Reston has county-provided trash and recycling services. It’s too bad since it should be one of the things that RA negotiates for all residents. I am pretty sure the county vacuums leaves from the curbs, so that’s one less thing we would have to do and pay for. It’s really stupid and wasteful to stuff leaves in trash bags or cans.

    Also, if these services are included on a tax bill, as the county services are, I believe it can be written off one’s itemized tax return.

    Shame on the RA.

    • Toby Flenderson

      People on here really do complain about everything. Kind of a shame, but I guess that’s a America. My great grandfather told me one time “never give up, don’t even try”


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