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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.

by Karen Goff January 5, 2015 at 4:30 pm 0

Recycling Christmas Trees/File photoWhen is it time to take down and dispose of the Christmas tree? About now, says the National Fire Protection Association.

“Christmas trees are flammable objects. The longer they’re in your home, the more they dry out, making them a significant fire hazard,” said Lorraine Carli, the NFPA’s vice president of Outreach and Advocacy.

The NFPA says that nearly 40 percent of home fires that begin with Christmas trees occur in January. Although these fires aren’t common, when they do occur, they’re more likely to be serious. On average, one of every 40 reported home structure Christmas tree fires resulted in a death, as compared to an average of one death per 142 total reported home structure fires.

If you receive Fairfax County curbside pickup of trash and recycling, you can recycle your live Christmas tree (less than 8 feet) on your normal collection date. The cost is included as part of your regular, paid collection service. 

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

For larger trees, contact your collector for recycling instructions.

Christmas trees may also be recycled during the first two weeks in January at the I-66 Transfer Station. There is a small processing fee of $1 per tree. Please remove tree stands, ornaments, tinsel, lights and tree toppers before recycling.

by Karen Goff December 27, 2013 at 10:45 am 0

Recycling Christmas Trees/File photoDoes your post-Christmas cleanup include taking down the trees in a few days. Here is what to do if you receive trash pickup from Fairfax County:

If you receive curbside pickup of trash and recycling, you can recycle your live Christmas tree (less than 8 feet) on your normal collection date. The cost is included as part of your regular, paid collection service, says the Fairfax County Government.

For larger trees, contact your collector for recycling instructions.

Christmas trees may also be recycled during the first two weeks in January at either the I-66 Transfer Station or the I-95 Landfill Complex. There is a small processing fee of $2 per tree.

Please remove tree stands, ornaments, tinsel, lights and tree toppers before recycling.

Many Reston homes and clusters are on private trash removal contracts. Check with your trash company for their recycling instructions.

Read more tree recycling tips on MotherEarthNews.com.

Photo courtesy of Mother Earth News

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