Treecycle At MulchFest


043Treecycle at MulchFest on January 11 and 12, 2014! 

On Saturday, January 11th and Sunday, January 12th, NYC Parks will host the annual MulchFest from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. each day at locations citywide. Bring your holiday tree to one of over 80 designated parks to be recycled into mulch that will nourish plantings across the city or your own garden!

This year, be one of thousands of New York households to help the environment and the community by bringing your tree to our nearest collection site. There will be 36 chipping sites and 45 drop-off sites throughout the five boroughs. And this year, you canbring your tree to a drop-off site starting Saturday, January 4th, through the 12th.

It’s easier than ever!

Remember to remove all lights and decorations before bringing your tree to one of our designated sites.

Patrons are encouraged to take advantage of the free mulch available at each chipping site. Free mulch collection bags are provided for your convenience.

For more information about MulchFest and a list of sites in your borough, visit and search for “MulchFest.” MulchFest is supported this year by Whole Foods to increase the number of trees collected.


Treecycle and help NYC grow!


Chipping Locations

You can bring your tree to a chipping location on January 11 and 12 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. We’ll chip your tree, and give you your very own bag of mulch!

Drop Off Locations

Or you can bring your tree to a drop-off site from Saturday, January 4 through Sunday, January 12. Leave your tree with us, and we’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 Monday, December 30, 2013 through Wednesday, January 15, 2014.

What to Bring

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.



The Bronx

Location Address Service
Brook Park* Brook Avenue at East 141st Street Chipping
College Avenue Community Garden College Avenue between 170th & 171st Streets Drop-off only
Co-Op City* Co-Op Boulevard & Bellamy Loop Chipping
Crotona Park Tennis House on Crotona Avenue Drop-off only
Echo Park Tremont Avenue & Valentine Street Drop-off only
Fort #4 Playground Reservoir & Webb Avenues Drop-off only
Jacqueline Denise Davis Garden Boston Road & East 165th Street Drop-off only
Haffen Park Between Hammersley & Wickham Avenues Drop-off only
Kossuth Playground Mosholu Parkway North & Kossuth Avenue Drop-off only
Little Green Garden East 161st Street at Melrose & Courtland Avenues Drop-off only
Metropolitan Oval Parkchester* Metropolitan Avenue & Unionport Road Chipping
Padre Plaza⁄Success Garden* East 139th Street & St. Ann’s Avenue Drop-off only
Pelham Bay Park Parking Lot: Middletown Road & Stadium Avenue Drop-off only
Poe Park* Grand Concourse between East Kingsbridge Road & East 192nd Street Drop-off only
Soundview Park Lafayette & Colgate Avenues Chipping
St. James Park West 192nd Street & Jerome Avenue Drop-off only
St. Mary’s Park Office at St. Ann’s Avenue & East 149th Street Drop-off only
Thomas Cooke Garden Washington Avenue between East 181st Street & East 182nd Street Drop-off only
Tremont Park East Tremont & Arthur Avenues Drop-off only
Van Cortlandt Park Indian Fields at East 233rd Street ball fields Drop-off only
Van Cortlandt Park* Van Cortlandt Golf Course: Bailey Avenue & Van Cortlandt Park South Chipping
Williamsbridge Oval Park Reservoir Place & Reservoir Oval Drop-off only

Biodegradable bags with free mulch  at the sites marked with an asterisk (*).


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