Bring your holiday tree to a designated city park to be recycled into mulch that will nourish plantings across the city!
Join the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation, the New York City Department of Sanitation, and GreeNYC to recycle your Christmas trees into wood chips. These wood chips are used to nourish trees and plants on streets and gardens citywide. Or, take home your very own bag of mulch to use in your backyard or to make a winter bed for a street tree.
Last year, close to 17,000 Christmas trees citywide were recycled. Please help us top this number!
This year, MulchFest will take place on January 7 and 8, 2012. Parks will host over 35 chipping sites and 35 additional drop-off locations: over 70 sites in all!
And this year, you can bring your tree to a drop-off site from January 2 through January 8.
It’s easier than ever to chip in!
Please remember to remove all lights and ornaments before bringing the tree to a MulchFest site. Biodegradable bags will be provided if you wish to take some free mulch home. Mulch is available at the sites marked with an asterisk (*) below.
Don’t forget to check in! Visit NYC Parks’ foursquare page and become a friend, and check in as you chip your tree.
Want to volunteer at MulchFest? Register to join the GreenTeam and MillionTreesNYC volunteer group.
Unless noted below, all sites will be operating Saturday and Sunday, January 7 and 8 from 10:00 a.m.to 2:00 p.m.
Central Park*, East 106th Street & Fifth Avenue, Chipping
Highbridge Park, West 173rd Street & Amsterdam Avenue, Drop-off only
J Hood Wright Park, West 173rd Street & Haven Avenue, Drop-off only
Jackie Robinson Park, West 145th Street & Edgecombe Avenue, Drop-off only
Marcus Garvey Park, West 122nd Street & Madison Avenue, Drop-off only
Morningside Park, West 123rd Street & Morningside Avenue, Drop-off only
Pleasant Village Community Garden, 342-353 Pleasant Avenue between 118th & 119th Streets, Drop-off only
Thomas Jefferson Park, East 114th Street & First Avenue, Drop-off only
William B Washington Garden, 321-325 West 126th Street, between St. Nicholas Avenue and Frederick Douglass Boulevard, Drop-off only
Riverside Park, West 97th, 106th, 116th, 138th Street and 145th Street & Riverside Drive, Drop-off only
*You are encouraged to bring bags to take advantage of the free mulch provided at sites marked with an asterisk (*).
|Central Park*||East 106th Street & Fifth Avenue||Chipping|