Northern Virginia Electric Cooperative will accept evergreen Christmas trees, wreaths, and garland at its technical center at 5399 Wellington Branch Road, Gainesville, near I-66 through Jan. 9.
Customers may leave greenery in the front parking lot in the area designated by orange safety cones. Greens must be free of all decorations, metal ornament hooks, and light strings.
NOVEC tree crews will chop greens into wood chips and deliver wood-chip mulch to interested Co-op members at no charge when right-of-way crews are working in their neighborhoods. Members interested in free wood-chip mulch should complete the request form at www.novec.com/mulch.
For more information about recycling holiday greens or obtaining mulch, contact NOVEC's right-of-way department at 703-335-0500 or 1-888-335-0500.