DATE: Saturday, January 9 and Sunday, January 10, 2016
TIME: 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
DETAILS: The 20th annual MulchFest provides New Yorkers with a fun and environmentally-friendly opportunity to recycle their trees into woodchips that will nourish trees and gardens throughout the city. MulchFest takes place at 30 chipping sites and 48 drop-off sites in nearly 80 designated parks across all five boroughs.
At chipping sites, patrons are invited to bring home a bag of free mulch for their own garden. Free mulch collection bags will be provided at all chipping sites.
And this year, drop-off locations will be accepting trees starting Saturday, January 2nd and running through January 10th.
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 . More than 30,000 trees were recycled last year. Help us top this number!
How to ‘Chip In.’
This year, MulchFest will take place on January 9 and 10, 2016. It’s easier than ever to chip in! There are two ways you can help.
You can bring your tree to a chipping locationon January 9 and 10 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. We’ll chip your tree, and give you your very own bag of mulch!
Drop Off Locations
Or you can bring your tree to a drop-off site from Saturday, January 2 through Sunday, January 10. Leave your tree with us, and we’ll recycle it for you later! The NYC Department of Sanitation will also be conducting special curbside collections for mulching and recycling of Christmas trees from Monday, January 4, 2016 through Friday, January 15, 2016.
What to Bring
Please remember to remove all lights, ornaments, and netting before bringing the tree to a MulchFest site. Bags will be provided if you wish to take some free mulch home. Mulch is available at the sites marked with an asterisk (*) below.
|Brook Park*||East 141st Street & Brook Avenue||Chipping|
|Co-Op City||Co-Op Boulevard & Bellamy Loop||Drop-off only|
|El Flamboyan Community Garden||586 Tinton Avenue at East 150th Street||Drop-off only|
|Fort #4 Playground||Reservoir & Webb Avenues||Drop-off only|
|Kossuth Playground||Mosholu Parkway North / Kossuth Avenue||Drop-off only|
|Little Green Garden / Jardin La Roca – Rock Garden||422 E. 160th Street||Drop-off only|
|Metropolitan Oval Parkchester*||Metropolitan Avenue & Unionport Road||Chipping|
|Padre Plaza / Success Garden||541 E. 139th Street||Drop-off only|
|Pelham Bay Park||Parking lot at Middletown Road & Stadium Avenue||Drop-off only|
|Poe Park||Grand Concourse between East Kingsbridge Road & East 192nd Street||Drop-off only|
|Soundview Park*||Story & Morrison Avenues||Chipping|
|St. James Park||West 192nd Street & Jerome Avenue||Drop-off only|
|Van Cortlandt Park*||Golf course at Bailey Avenue & Van Cortlandt Park South||Chipping|
|Williamsbridge Oval Park||Reservoir Place & Reservoir Oval||Drop-off only|
Mulch is available at the chipping sites marked with an asterisk (*).