NOVEC recycles used Christmas trees to reduce landfill waste

December 09, 2020

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

NOVEC Holiday Tree Recycling

NOVEC employees turn used Christmas trees into mulch to help the environment

MANASSAS, Va. – Northern Virginia Electric Cooperative will accept used cut Christmas trees, garland, as well as the holly and ivy sprigs that decked the halls, at its technical center at 5399 Wellington Branch Road in Gainesville, near I-66 and Route 29. Consumers should leave greens — free of all decorations, ornament hooks, wire, and light strings — in the parking lot area designated by orange safety cones from Dec. 26, 2020 to Jan. 10, 2021.

NOVEC’s Vegetation Management employees will turn trees, garlands, and sprigs into woodchip mulch to reduce holiday waste added to landfills.

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

For more information about recycling holiday greens, contact NOVEC’s Vegetation Management department at 703-335-0500 or 1-888-335-0500, extension 1600, or


NOVEC, headquartered in Manassas, Virginia, is a not-for-profit corporation that provides electricity to more than 172,000 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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