Sunday, December 29, 2013


Christmas Tree Chipping at Mulchfest
Saturday, January 11th, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Sunday, January 12th, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Your Christmas tree can fulfill a second purpose at New York City's 18th annual Mulchfest. At this tree recycling event, trees are turned into wood chips that will nourish trees and plants on city streets, in city parks and ball fields, and in community gardens. 

Mulchfest will be held in all of the boroughs. The locations are listed on the Department of Parks & Recreation's website (scroll down and choose a borough). Two of the chipping locations in Brooklyn are at Prospect Park (Third Street at Prospect Park West) and Prospect Park Circle (Parkside Avenue and Prospect Park Southwest).

If you'd like to take home some free mulch, bring a sturdy bag with you.

Remove the tree stand, tinsel, lights, and every other ornament or decoration from the tree before you bring it to Mulchfest.

Christmas Tree Drop-off
Saturday, January 4th, through Sunday, January 12th

Some locations won't have chipping equipment on-site during Mulchfest. They're designated for tree drop-off only. Sometime after they're dropped off, the trees will be recycled.

Drop-off sites will accept Christmas trees not only during the two days of Mulchfest but every day from Saturday, January 4th, through Sunday, January 12th. Some drop-off sites will give away mulch.

Before you bring your tree to a drop-off site, remove the tree stand, tinsel, lights, and other ornaments and decorations on it.