Post-Holiday Recycling

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Dec. 26, 2012

Ben Boxer
DPWES – Capital Facilities
703-324-5880, TTY 711

Start the Year Off Right with Post-Holiday Recycling

The Solid Waste Management Program is reminding Fairfax County residents to start the new year off right by participating in the county’s Christmas tree and electronics recycling programs.

 Christmas Trees

All county residents may recycle their Christmas trees – less than eight feet tall – at the curb with their regular trash and recycling collection service during the first two weeks in January. This is a free service for all county residents regardless of whether homeowners have their trash and recycling collected by Fairfax County or a private service provider. For trees larger than eight feet tall, please contact your collection service provider for details on how to dispose of it.

Residents are reminded to remove lights, decorations, tree toppers, tree stands and remove trees from plastic bags as the trees will be ground into mulch and made available to county residents at no charge.

After the first two weeks in January, collection companies may charge an additional fee for Christmas tree removal. For additional collection details, contact your refuse and recycling collection company.

 Electronics Recycling

The county’s Electric Sunday e-cycling program will continue in 2013. The first event will take place on Sunday, Jan. 13, 2013, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the I-66 Transfer Station (4618 West Ox Road, Fairfax). Residents may bring old televisions, computers, printers, speakers and other electronics, along with unbroken fluorescent lights, to be recycled at no charge.


For more information about these events and other recycling opportunities in Fairfax County, please visit our website at



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