It’s time to recycle your Christmas tree! (Or, in our case, our Christmas wreath.)
Here in New York City, the sanitation department will make special tree collection runs from Monday, January 3 through Saturday, January 14.
Also, you can take your tree to one of many city parks to watch it being mulched, and pick up free mulch from you personal use.
It’s the Mulchfest 2012!
From their website:
Chip in! Mulch your tree! Help NYC grow!
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.
Check out their website for the locations within the 5 boroughs – for the Mulchfest location nearest you.
If you’re not in New York City, just Google your town and “Tree Recycling” to see if you can mulch your tree.
After all, it’s great to be green!