Bring your holiday tree to a designated city park to be recycled into mulch that will nourish plantings across the city!
Join NYC Parks, 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 26,000 trees were recycled last year. Help them top that number!
This year, MulchFest will take place on January 6 and 7, 2018. It’s easier than ever to chip in! All you have to do is bring your tree to Union Square from Sunday, December 31, 2017 through Sunday, January 7, 2018. Leave your tree with them, and they'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 Tuesday, January 2, 2018 through Saturday, January 13, 2018.