MulchFest: Recycle Your Christmas Tree at the Park

December 31 2017 – January 7 2018 — 10:00am – 2:00pm

Bring your holiday tree to Washington Square Park to be recycled into mulch that will nourish plantings across the city! Untitled design (37)

Join NYC Parks, 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. More than 26,000 trees were recycled last year.

Tree Drop Off:

You can bring your tree to a drop-off site from Sunday, December 31, 2017, through Sunday, January 7, 2018. Leave your tree at the Park, and it will be recycled later.

Tree Chipping:

You can bring your tree to a chipping location (Washington Square Park) on January 6 and 7 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Your tree will be chipped and you will be given your very own bag of mulch!

Sunday, December 31, 2017, through Sunday, January 7, 2018

10:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Washington Square Park

Please remember to remove all lights, ornaments, and netting before bringing the tree to a MulchFest site. Bags will be provided if you wish to take some free mulch home.