New Yorkers can now bring their Christmas trees to designated parks to be turned into mulch.
There are mulchfests scheduled at 36 chipping sites and 47 drop off sites on Saturday and Sunday. The mulch will be spread around gardens and other green patches.
New York City residents were set to recycle thousands of old Christmas trees this weekend, during the 17th annual MulchFest at sites in all five boroughs.
“The Department is very pleased to offer this special recycling service,” said Commissioner John Doherty. “Providing collection and recycling options for residents is environmentally valuable and benefits our neighborhoods. “
Now that the holiday season is over, it’s time to take down the Christmas tree, but that doesn’t mean you have to throw it in the trash.
Commissioner John Doherty reminds New Yorkers to remove tree stands, tinsel, lights and ornaments from the trees. Doherty also wants people to remember to not put their trees in plastic bags.