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Christmas trees will be recycled across the D.C. region for the first two weeks in January.
Christmas trees will be recycled across the D.C. region for the first two weeks in January.

Christmas trees will lose their green over the next few weeks, but that doesn't mean they can't be disposed of in a green way. Across the region, tree recycling programs will be kicking into high gear during the first two weeks of January.

In D.C., Christmas trees can be picked up if left on sidewalk tree boxes. In Arlington and Fairfax Counties, residents with curbside trash pickup can leave their trees on the curb or drop them off at pick up centers. Montgomery and Prince George's Counties' tree recycling programs are already up and running.

The trees will be ground up and recycled into free mulch, so stands and decorations should be completely removed. Not all jurisdictions will recycle the trees after the second week of January, so they can still be put out to be collected, but they may be incinerated or take up landfill space.

You can find out more about your area's recycling program here:

Fairfax County

Montgomery County

Prince George's County



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