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Turn Your Christmas Tree Into Mulch This Weekend At The Annual MulchFest

By Claire Leaden

Turn Your Christmas Tree Into Mulch This Weekend At The Annual MulchFest

Hopefully you haven’t thrown your Christmas tree to the curb just yet. Assuming you’ve already taken off all the ornaments and lights, recycle your tree instead by turning it into mulch this weekend at MulchFest!

From 10am until 2pm this weekend and next (Saturdays Jan. 4 and Jan. 11), there will be several chipping locations throughout the five boroughs you can take your tree to turn it into nourishing mulch. The annual MulchFest is created in partnership between NYC Parks, the New York City Department of Sanitation, and GreenNYC.

“Put on your boots and haul your tree to a Mulchfest location — we’ll chip your tree into wood chips that we’ll use to nourish trees and make NYC even greener. More than 28,000 trees were recycled last year. Help us top this number!”

Bags will also be provided if you wish to take some free mulch home!

You can drop off your trees at any location through January 11, or you can bring it to one of the “Chipping Saturday” events to see the grinding in action.

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Help out the community and start off your 2020 a bit greener!

featured image source: Courtesy NYC Parks


Also published on Medium.