GI Utilities recycling Christmas trees at 2 locations

Ladies from the Junior League of the Great Lakes Bay Region an organization run by women that promotes voluntarism developing the potential of women and improving communities decorate Christmas trees that will be displayed along with over 100 trees

Port City Daily has compiled a list of local entities that will help residents dispose of used trees. Trees will be put in the lake on January 10, weather permitting.

Trying to figure out what to do with leftover Christmas Trees?

The felling, transporting and displaying of evergreen trees has been a Winter holiday tradition in the northern hemisphere for centuries, and nowhere is this Christmas convulsion as popular as in the United States, where Americans will drop over $1 billion this year to brighten their homes with the sweet scent of pine boughs.

There will be four drop-off locations for NHC residents.

- There are approximately 30-35 million real Christmas trees sold in North America every year.

If you have access to a chainsaw, you can also use the tree for firewood.

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The county also teams up with the city of Charlottesville, chipping trees collected through the city's curbside pick-up program.

Now that the presents are unwrapped and the cookies eaten, it's time to get rid of the Christmas tree. The event page can be found online.

Chesterfield County residents can recycle their live, undecorated trees at either of the county's two convenience centers at no charge.

Tree preparation requirements vary, but for the most part, all branches must be stripped of ornaments, lights, tinsel, wire, stands, plastic and other added materials.

"We encourage people to recycle their Christmas trees if possible", Kim Harless, a solid waste operations specialist, said in a news release.

Christmas trees are recycled into wood chips at a city compost site.

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