Christmas Tree Collection

A special pick-up the first two full weeks of the new year. But of course yard waste in Arlington is collected curbside on a weekly basis year-round.

So what's the deal? Trees collected by the County in January are turned into mulch available from County facilities.

From Jan. 2 through Jan. 12, 2024, place trees at the curb no later than 6 a.m. along with carts on your regular trash collection day after removing ALL decorations, nails, stands. Do not place trees in plastic bags.

Note: Because Monday, Jan. 1, 2024 is a holiday, all curbside collection shifts by one day, so Monday routes will run on Tuesday, Tuesday routes will run on Wednesday etc. with Friday routes running Saturday, Jan. 6.

Learn how to properly dispose of dead lights, broken ornaments, artificial trees and more

After Jan. 12, Christmas trees are handled at curbside as part of regular year-round yard waste collection. Make sure the tree is bare and ready for composting. Trees over 8-feet long will need to be dismantled.

Tree Drop-Off

Residents without regular curbside pickup, including those living in townhomes, apartments and condominiums, can bring Christmas trees to the Solid Waste Christmas-Tree.jpeg Bureau’s Earth Products Yard in Shirlington. For safe drop-off, call 703-228-5000  Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. - 7 p.m. to schedule a weekday appointment. You will need proof of residence in Arlington to drop off.