NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — 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 New York City Department of Parks & Recreation puts on the event each year, together with the city Department of Sanitation and GreeNYC. The Christmas trees are recycled into wood chips, which can be used to nourish trees and pants on streets and gardens across the city.READ MORE: NYPD Officer Wilbert Mora Dies After Being Shot In Line Of Duty In Harlem: 'True Heroes Never Die'
New Yorkers can bring their old Christmas trees to a chipping location before 2 p.m. Saturday, and between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Sunday, to get their trees chipped and get their very own bags of mulch.READ MORE: Sources: Man Shot In ER Waiting Area At Jacobi Medical Center
There are also dropoff sites available through Sunday where trees can be left to recycle later.
More than 24,000 trees were recycled at MulchFest last year.MORE NEWS: Overturning Of Mask Mandate In New York State Leads To Confusion On How To Proceed In School Districts
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