It’s always amazing how quickly the holiday season descends upon as, and just as fleetingly fast how quickly it goes. If you are like me, you have a tree dropping needles in your living room at the moment, and you need to know when and how to get rid of it. Never fear, Loudoun friends, here’s the scoop:
Leesburg: for the first two weeks of the year, you can put it out with your recycling. That’s the 5th or 6th this week, and the 12th or 13th next week.
Purcellville and Round Hill: Like Leesburg, trees are recycled with your normal collection schedule, on the 4th and 11th.
Ashburn Village and Ashburn Farm: will take trees on the first two Mondays of regular collection in January.
Hamilton: Trees will be picked up with regular collection on Wednesdays in January.
South Riding: Trees will be picked up with regular collection the first two Mondays of the year. (Sorry, we missed the first one, eh?)
If you live in other neighborhoods, please check with your homeowners association for guidelines.
And if you missed the collection days, Loudoun County has several drop off locations for Christmas trees, open through January 19th:
Leesburg: Loudoun County Landfill Recycling Dropoff Center, 21101 Evergreen Mills Road, Leesburg, 20175, Normal hours of operation: Monday – Saturday, 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Lovettsville: Game Protective Association, 16 South Berlin Pike, Lovettsville, 20180, Open daily.
Purcellville: Franklin Park, 17501 Franklin Park Drive, Purcellville, 20132, Open daily, 7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
South Riding: Town Hall, rear parking lot next to tennis court, 43055 Center Street, South Riding, 20152, Open daily
Sterling: Claude Moore Park (use Loudoun Park Lane entrance, go to ball fields), 21544 Old Vestal’s Gap Road, Sterling, 20164, Open daily 7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
The trees will be used for the County’s Free Mulch Program, which I wasn’t even aware of. Apparently the county has a first come, first served pickup area for mulch at the landfill. You have to be a LoCo resident, and you have to load it yourself. According to the Department of Construction and Waste Management, “Over two million pounds of wood mulch is produced each year from trees, branches, stumps, and other vegetative debris through a double-grind process. Lumber, furniture, and other constructed-wood products are not used to produce the mulch.”
Not a bad deal!