(short version: take your Christmas tree to Crozet Park and it’ll be turned into mulch)By combining forces with the Charlottesville Curb Side Pick-Up Program, the two programs collected over 4800 trees last year, yielding approximately 230 cubic yards of mulch. According to the City Public Works Department, their curbside pick up will be the week of January 9, 2012. Trees must be at the curbside by 7am. Shortly after the City’s curbside pick up, the County and City Parks & Recreation crews will team up to an estimated 2200 trees at Darden Towe Park.
As a reminder, this program is for Christmas trees only, please no yard waste. Both the County & City programs require that all decorations, stands and nails be removed from the Christmas trees. Free mulch will be available to citizens by February 1, 2012, at Darden Towe Park.
The County will operate seven sites daily, 7am until dark. The sites are as follows:
– Chris Greene Lake Park in Earlysville
– Crozet Park
– Darden Towe Park
– Greenwood Community Center
– Rivanna Solid Waste Authority Recycling Center on McIntire Road (Note: Sunday hours are 12:30 pm – 5:30 pm) This location may be congested so please consider Darden Towe Park as an alternate location that is less congested and is suited better for large loads and contract haulers.
– Scottsville Community Center
– Walnut Creek Park