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Tree recycling centers open

Northern Virginia Electric Cooperative and Prince William County government are accepting holiday trees for recycling.

Tree recycling centers open

Northern Virginia Electric Cooperative and Prince William County government are accepting holiday trees for recycling.

NOVEC will accept evergreen Christmas wreaths, garland and trees at its technical center at 5399 Wellington Branch Road in Gainesville near the U.S. 29 and I-66 intersection. Customers may leave greenery in the front parking lot in the area designated by orange safety cones anytime through Jan. 11. Greens must be free of all decorations, metal ornament hooks, and light strings.

NOVEC tree crews will chop the greens into wood chips. They will deliver the wood-chip mulch to interested customer-owners at no charge when right-of-way crews are working in nearby Co-op neighborhoods.

Customers interested in free wood-chip mulch should complete the request form at www.novec.com under “Customer Services.” They should click on “Products and Other Services” and select “Wood-Chip Mulch.”

For more information about obtaining mulch or recycling holiday greens, contact NOVEC’s right-of-way department at 703-335-0500 or 1-888-335-0500, extension 1633 or 1661, or via e-mail: novecrightofway@novec.com.

For more information, visit www.novec.com or call 703-335-0500 or 1-888-335-0500.

County government departments are also accepting trees for recycling.

The Prince William County Landfill at 14811 Dumfries Road in Manassas is open Monday through Saturday from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. and on Sunday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. For details, call 703-792-4670.

The Balls Ford Road Compost Facility at 13000 Balls Ford Road in Manassas is open Monday through Saturday, from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Sunday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call 703-792-4670 for more information.

Leesylvania State Park is located at 2001 Daniel K. Ludwig Drive in Woodbridge (off Neabsco Road). Trees may be dropped off at Shelter 2 and will be used for wildlife habitat at the park.
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