NOVEC will mulch cut Christmas trees and greens to reduce landfill waste

December 06, 2021

Contact: NOVEC Public Relations, 1-888-335-0500,

NOVEC Holiday Trees and Greens Recycling
NOVEC employees turn post-holiday Christmas trees into mulch to help the environment. NOVEC photo.
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MANASSAS, Va. – Northern Virginia Electric Cooperative will accept post-holiday cut Christmas trees and greens at its technical center at 5399 Wellington Branch Road in Gainesville, near I-66 and Route 29. Consumers should leave greens in the parking lot area designated by orange safety cones from Dec. 26, 2021 to Jan. 9, 2022.

All greens must be free of all decorations, ornament hooks, wires, and light strings.

NOVEC’s Vegetation Management employees will grind the greens into mulch to reduce holiday waste added to landfills.

“Recycling holiday greens is just another way we help area residents and the environment,” says Rick Carpenter, NOVEC Vegetation Management manager.

For more information about recycling holiday greens, contact NOVEC’s Vegetation Management department at 703-335-0500 or 1-888-335-0500, or


NOVEC, headquartered in Manassas, Virginia, is a not-for-profit corporation that provides electricity to more than 175,000 metered customers in Fairfax, Fauquier, Loudoun, Prince William, Stafford, and Clarke counties, the City of Manassas Park, and the Town of Clifton. The utility serves more customers than any electric co-op in Virginia and is one of the largest electric cooperatives in the United States. For more information, visit or call 703-335-0500 or 1-888-335-0500.

NOVEC is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

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