Friday, January 6, 2012

Mulchfest 2012: Recycling Christmas Trees

Curbside Christmas trees on York Avenue and 71st Street 

The New York City Department of Parks & Recreation, the New York City Department of Sanitation, and GreeNYC are sponsoring a Christmas tree recycling program throughout the city this weekend. Christmas trees will be recycled into wood chips that are used to nourish trees and plants on streets and gardens citywide. 

You can bring your tree to a chipping location on January 7 and 8 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. A free bag of mulch will be given to those who bring in their tree for recycling. The Department of Sanitation has also been conducting special curbside collections for mulching and recycling of Christmas trees through January 14.

Please remember to remove all lights and ornaments before bringing the tree to a MulchFest site. For more information on drop-off sites, visit the City of New York Parks and Recreation website.

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