Tree Collection Starts December 30th
Need to get rid of your Christmas tree? The Sanitation Department will begin its annual Christmas tree curbside collection and recycling program on Monday, December 30th and it will continue through Wednesday, January 15th.
DSNY advises residents to remove all tree stands, tinsel, lights, and ornaments from trees before they are put out at curbside for collection. Clean, nonbagged Christmas trees that are left on the curb between Monday, December 30th, 2013 and Wednesday, January 15th, 2014 will be collected, chipped, and made into compost. The compost will be processed and subsequently spread upon parks, ball fields, and community gardens throughout the city.
The Parks & Recreation Department will be hosting Mulchfest 2014 on Saturday, January 11th, 2014 and Sunday, January 12th, 2014 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at drop off sites throughout the city. To find citywide locations, visit the Parks & Recreation website at www.nyc.gov/parks. The event allows New Yorkers to drop off their Christmas trees at designated parks for mulching and event attendees can pick up free mulch. All lights, ornaments, and decorations must be removed from trees prior to drop-off.