Now that the holidays are winding down, families may find themselves looking for a responsible way to dispose of their Christmas trees.
In the cities of Virginia Beach and Norfolk, those with naturally-grown trees do have some options.
When: Dec. 26-Jan. 12
Where: Norfolk Household Hazardous Waste Facility, 1176 Pineridge Road, Monday-Saturday, 10 am to 2 pm.
What to know: Live and natural trees must be free of lights, decorations, tinsel and artificial elements.
When: Normal trash collection day
Where: Curbside or the Virginia Beach Landfill and Resource Recovery Center at 1989 Jake Sears Road with proof of residency.
What to know: Christmas trees will be handled as normal yard debris and need to be free of any decorations or tinsel. All trees and yard debris will be mulched.
For those looking to utilize their trees a bit more, you need not dispose of them with the city; you can always place the tree in your backyard as a natural habitat for wintering creatures; break down the small branches and trunk for kindling wood, or use the large branches as borders in your garden.