How to turn your Christmas tree into mulch in NYC

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Thursday, December 26, 2019
Mulchfest begins in NYC
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How to get rid of your Christmas tree in an eco-friendly way

NEW YORK CITY (WABC) -- New Yorkers will now have two consecutive Saturdays when they can actively mulch their Christmas trees.

It's a new schedule to make it easier than ever for all to say goodbye to their trees in an ecofriendly way.

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Mulchfest 2020 runs from December 26 through January 11. The two Saturdays for collection are January 4 and 11.

There are 67 total drop-off sites (32 are chipping sites) across the five boroughs, including parks and GreenThumb gardens.

New Yorkers will be able drop off holiday trees which are then chipped and recycled. The mulch is used to nourish city trees and plants making make NYC even greener.

Weather permitting, DSNY will also collect and compost clean trees left at curbs from Monday, January 6 through Friday, January 17, 2020.

For more than 20 years, Parks and DSNY have collected and mulched trees to help planting beds and community gardens around the city grow. Mulch maintains the health of our trees and plants citywide by deterring weeds, retaining moisture, preventing compaction, adding nutrients to the soil, and keeping roots warm. In recent years, Parks has mulched between 25,000 and 30,000 on average annually.

For more information, please viisit the city's official mulchfest website!