On Saturday, January 6th and Sunday, January 7th, NYC’s annual Mulchfest will recycle New Yorker’s Christmas trees into mulch, and you can begin dropping your trees off beginning today, December 26th.
Once you’re ready to say goodbye to the holiday season, bring your tree to Brooklyn Bridge Park, or any of the Mulchfest locations, and they’ll chip your tree into wood chips that will be used to nourish trees and make NYC even greener.
Or, if you’d like to hang onto your tree for a bit longer, you can wait until actual Mulchfest weekend (Saturday, January 6th and Sunday, January 7th) to drop it off, where they’ll chip your tree in front of you and give you your very own bag of mulch to use in your backyard!
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.
And, if you’d like to help out even more, you can volunteer with the Stewardship Team to help spread mulch from Mulchfest around NYC’s trees to insulate them from the cold weather (you can register for that here).
The annual Mulchfest is created in partnership between NYC Parks and the New York City Department of Sanitation. You can find your closest dropoff location here.
More than 58,300 trees were recycled last year, and this season they’re looking to top this number! Help out the community and start off 2024 a bit greener!
Please note: Please remember to remove all lights, ornaments, and netting before bringing your tree to a Mulchfest site!
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