Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Mulchfest 2011: Start The New Year Green By Recycling Your Christmas Tree

Yes, of course we are still a few days away from Christmas and your tree still looks fantastic, but soon enough, those branches are going to droop and those needles are going to fall. That's when you will have the chance to start the year off green. Simply take your tree to one of the New York Park's Department's MULCHFEST locations and have it chipped. And don't forget to bring a bag, so that you can take some mulch home with you.

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 24,000 Christmas trees citywide were recycled. Please help us top this number!

This year, MulchFest will take place on January 8 and 9, 2011. Parks will host 35 chipping sites and 35 additional drop-off locations: 70 sites in all!

Please remember to remove all lights and ornaments before bringing the tree to a MulchFest site. Biodegradable bags will be provided if you wish to take some free mulch home. Mulch is available at the sites marked with an asterisk (*) below.

Want to volunteer at MulchFest? Register to join the GreenTeam and MillionTreesNYC volunteer group.

MulchFest Locations In Brooklyn

The Amazing Garden*Columbia Street at Carroll StreetChipping
Cobble Hill Park*Verandah Place & Clinton StreetChipping
Coffey ParkDwight Street & Verona StreetDrop-off only
Fort Greene Park*Washington Pk. & Willoughby AvenueChipping
Green-Wood Cemetery25th Street & 4th AvenueDrop-off only
Hattie Carthan Garden*Across from Von King Park: Lafayette Avenue & Clifton PlaceChipping
Lincoln Terrace ParkBuffalo Avenue between East New York Avenue & Eastern ParkwayDrop-off only
Maria Hernandez ParkKnickerbocker Avenue & Suydam StreetDrop-off only
Marine Park*Avenue U & East 33rd StreetChipping
McCarren Park*Driggs Avenue & Lorimer StreetChipping
McGolrick ParkMonitor Street & Driggs AvenueDrop-off only
Owl's Head Park*Colonial Road & 68th StreetChipping
Prospect Heights Community Garden*252-256 St. Marks AvenueDrop-off only
Prospect Park*Third Street at Prospect Park WestChipping
Prospect Park Circle*Parkside Avenue & Prospect Park SouthwestChipping

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Thank you for the info! Great.

Oh well, I will keep it a bit longer though :)

Hopefully, they will have a "late bird special weekend" :)