Sunday, December 30, 2012


Mulchfest Your Christmas Tree
Saturday, January 12th, and Sunday, January 13th, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Recycle your Christmas tree into wood chips that will nourish street trees, street plants, and gardens. You also can take mulch away to use in your own garden or to give a helping hand to an existing street tree or plant.

Bring your tree to a designated city park; one nearby location is the Park Circle entrance to Prospect Park at Parkside Avenue and Prospect Park Southwest. The Department of Parks & Recreation has a complete list of Mulchfest chipping locations, arranged by borough, on its website.

Remove the tree stand, tinsel, lights, and ornaments from your tree before you bring it to a site.

Volunteers will
be at the sites to help remove ornaments and distribute mulch. To volunteer, register online by clicking here. Altogether, 120 volunteers are needed at the sites. So far, 85 people have volunteered, and 35 more are still needed.

Drop off Your Christmas Tree
Wednesday, January 9th, through Sunday, January 13th
If neither day of Mulchfest is convenient for you, bring your tree (without any ornaments) to a drop-off site between Wednesday, January 9th, and Sunday, January 13th. Leave your tree with the Parks & Recreation Department there, and they'll recycle it later on.

Curbside Pick-up of Your Christmas Tree
Wednesday, January 2nd, through Saturday, January 19th

The Sanitation Department will pick up Christmas trees curbside from Wednesday, January 2nd, through Saturday, January 19th, and will mulch and recycle them. Put your discarded tree at curbside as early as possible during the collection period. Before putting it outside, remove the tree stand, tinsel, lights, and ornaments. Don't put the tree into a plastic bag.