Trash pickup and Christmas tree disposal info for Hampton Roads

Posted at 10:36 AM, Dec 26, 2014
and last updated 2014-12-26 10:36:27-05

Here’s a rundown of when your rescheduled trash pickup will be and also where you can dispose of your Christmas trees:


Refuse collection scheduled for Thursday, December 25, 2014 has been rescheduled for Saturday, December 27, 2014.

Beginning December 26, 2014, natural Christmas Trees can be placed curbside for yard waste disposal on regular waste collection days. Natural trees and holiday lights will be accepted at the Waste Management Household Hazardous Waste and E-waste facility, 1176 Pineridge Road, Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Artificial Christmas trees may be scheduled for bulk waste collection. All decorations must be completely removed from both natural and artificial trees.


Thursday’s route on Friday, December 26
Friday’s route on Saturday, December 27

For the two weeks after Christmas, you can dispose of your live Christmas tree by placing it at the curb (after removing all ornaments, lights and tinsel) on your scheduled garbage day.

You do not need to schedule a bulk pickup.

Virginia Beach:

Thursday’s route will be collected Saturday, Dec. 27

Christmas trees will be handled as normal yard debris and need to be free of any decorations or tinsel. Trees collected curbside will be processed into compost. Trees dropped off at the City Landfill and Resource Recovery Center will be ground into mulch.


Thursday will be collected on Friday.  Friday will be collected on Saturday. : Tree are not recycled but residents can put them out for disposal for two weeks after Christmas with their regular trash and the collection will not be deducted from their annual (12) free bulk collections.


There will be no trash, recycling, or bulk collections on Thursday, December 25th, Christmas Day. All normal Thursday routes will be collected one day prior on Wednesday, December 24th.  Residents may place their tree at the curb for pickup on their normal trash collection day.


There will be no recycling, refuse or yard waste collection on Thursday Dec. 25. Those collections will be made Wednesday, Dec. 24.

Trees will be picked up at curbside on regular trash collection day. Residents can also bring naturally grown trees to be recycled at the Yard Waste Transfer Site, 100 N. Park Lane (off Big Bethel Road at entrance to Bethel Landfill) from 8 am to 3 pm Monday – Saturday (closed city holidays).

Newport News:

Christmas trees are collected during one week in the month of January on your schedule collection day. In 2015, trees will be picked up during the week of January 12 along with yard waste. Please plan accordingly with your tree, as there will not be another yard waste collection until the week of March 16, 2015.

Christmas trees can be brought to the Recovery Operations Center (formerly the Denbigh Compost Facility), located at 550 Atkinson Way off Warwick Boulevard, Monday – Saturday from 8:00 am – 4:00 pm. Artificial trees cannot be accepted for mulching, but can be disposed of in the trash container.


Christmas Tree recycling information for 2014-2015. The trees can be dropped off, with no charges attached, at any of the three convenience centers from Dec. 26, 2014 through Jan. 31, 2015 during normal operating hours. All lights, decorations and tinsel should be removed prior to drop off.

York County:

Trash collection for Thursday, December 25th and Thursday, January 1st will be cancelled and moved to the next day each week. Thursday’s collection will be on Friday and Friday’s collection will be on Saturday.  All other collections for the week will occur on their regularly scheduled collection day.

Trees should be placed roadside for collection. Tree should be free of the stand, ornaments, tinsel and light.