20th Annual Mulchfest


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.

Chipping Locations

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.


The Bronx

Brook Park*East 141st Street & Brook AvenueChipping
Co-Op CityCo-Op Boulevard & Bellamy LoopDrop-off only
El Flamboyan Community Garden586 Tinton Avenue at East 150th StreetDrop-off only
Fort #4 PlaygroundReservoir & Webb AvenuesDrop-off only
Kossuth PlaygroundMosholu Parkway North / Kossuth AvenueDrop-off only
Little Green Garden / Jardin La Roca – Rock Garden422 E. 160th StreetDrop-off only
Metropolitan Oval Parkchester*Metropolitan Avenue & Unionport RoadChipping
Padre Plaza / Success Garden541 E. 139th StreetDrop-off only
Pelham Bay ParkParking lot at Middletown Road & Stadium AvenueDrop-off only
Poe ParkGrand Concourse between East Kingsbridge Road & East 192nd StreetDrop-off only
Soundview Park*Story & Morrison AvenuesChipping
St. James ParkWest 192nd Street & Jerome AvenueDrop-off only
Van Cortlandt Park*Golf course at Bailey Avenue & Van Cortlandt Park SouthChipping
Williamsbridge Oval ParkReservoir Place & Reservoir OvalDrop-off only

Mulch is available at the chipping sites marked with an asterisk (*).

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