According to Central Virginia Waste Management Authority, there are approximately 28 million real Christmas trees sold in the United States every year. Real trees are a renewable, recyclable resource. The Richmond region has several annual Christmas tree recycling programs offered by localities to their residents — another way to recycle and go green for the holidays! The recycled trees will be ground into a mulch product.
Christmas trees can be dropped off from December 26 through January 14 at the East Richmond Road Convenience Center, 3800 East Richmond Road and the Richmond Southside Transfer Station, 3520 N. Hopkins Road. Also, on Saturday, January 15, the city of Richmond will hold its second Christmas tree recycling program called “Bring One for the Chipper 2010.” The event will take place at the Parker Field Annex, 1710 Robin Hood Road, across from the Arthur Ashe Center, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Click here for information on where to recycle your tree in the county and other surrounding areas of Richmond.