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MulchFest 2014


Saturday and Sunday, January 11 and 12, 2014
10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Bring your holiday tree to a designated city park to be recycled into mulch that will nourish plantings across the city!

Join the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation, 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. Help us top this number!

How to 'Chip In.'

This year, MulchFest will take place on January 11 and 12, 2014. It’s easier than ever to chip in! There are two ways you can help.

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.

MulchFest Locations

Find a MulchFest location near you!

Chipping Chipping   Drop-off only Drop-off only

All MulchFest locations

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 Story & Morrison 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 (*).


Location Address Service
The Amazing Garden* Columbia Street & Carroll Street Drop-off only
Brower Park* Brooklyn Avenue at Prospect Place Chipping
Cobble Hill Park* Verandah Place & Clinton Street Chipping
Coffey Park* Dwight Street & Verona Street Drop-off only
Fort Greene Park* Washington Park & Willoughby Avenue Chipping
Green-Wood Cemetery 25th Street & 5th Avenue Chipping
Lincoln Terrace Park Buffalo Avenue between East New York Avenue & Eastern Parkway Drop-off only
Maria Hernandez Park Knickerbocker Avenue & Suydam Street Drop-off only
Marine Park* Avenue U & East 33rd Street Chipping
McCarren Park* Driggs Avenue & Lorimer Street Chipping
McGolrick Park Monitor Street & Driggs Avenue Drop-off only
Owl's Head Park* Colonial Road & 68th Street Chipping
Prospect Heights Community Garden* Between St. Marks & Underhill Avenues Drop-off only
Prospect Park* Third Street at Prospect Park West Chipping
Prospect Park Circle* Parkside Avenue & Prospect Park Southwest Chipping
Summit Garden Columbia Street & Summit Street Drop-off only
Sunset Park 44th Street & 6th Avenue Drop-off only
Sutter Playground Between Sutter & Belmont Avenues Drop-off only
Biodegradable bags with free mulch  at the sites marked with an asterisk (*).


Location Address Service
Bennett Park West 185th Street & Fort Washington Avenue Drop-off only
Bogardus Garden West Broadway between Reade & Hudson Streets Drop-off only
Carl Schurz Park* East 86th Street & East End Avenue Chipping
Carrie McCracken/TRUCE Garden Nicholas Ave. between W 117th & W 118th Streets Drop-off only
Central Park* 63rd Street & Central Park West Chipping
Central Park* West 81st Street & Central Park West inside the bridle path Chipping
Central Park* East 106th Street & Fifth Avenue Chipping
Clayton Williams Community Garden West 126th Street & Frederick Douglass Boulevard Drop-off only
Corlears Hook Park Jackson & Cherry Streets at FDR Drive Drop-off only
Dag Hammarskjold Plaza (Saturday Only) 2nd Avenue & East 47th Street Drop-off only
Highbridge Park West 173rd Street & Amsterdam Avenue Drop-off only
Inwood Hill Park Isham Street & Seaman Avenue Drop-off only
J Hood Wright Park West 173rd Street & Haven Avenue Drop-off only
Jackie Robinson Park West 145th Street & Edgecombe Avenue Drop-off only
Marcus Garvey Park West 122nd Street & Madison Avenue Chipping
Morningside Park West 123rd Street & Morningside Avenue Chipping
Pleasant Village Community Garden Pleasant Avenue between E. 118th & E 119th Streets Drop-off only
Riverside Park* Riverside Drive & 83rd Street Chipping
Sherman Creek Center* 10th Avenue between Dyckman St. & 201st Streets Chipping
St. Catherine's Park First Avenue between 67th and 68th Streets Chipping
Stuyvesant Town* 20th Street at 20th Street loop, east of First Avenue Chipping
Thomas Jefferson Park East 114th Street & First Avenue Drop-off only
Tompkins Square Park* East 7th Street between Avenues A & B Chipping
Union Square Park (Sunday Only) Park Avenue & 17th Street Drop-off only
Washington Square Park* Fifth Avenue & Washington Square North Chipping
Biodegradable bags with free mulch  at the sites marked with an asterisk (*).


Location Address Service
Astoria Park* 19th Street & Hoyt Avenue Chipping
Brookville Park* Brookville Boulevard between 144th Avenue & Caney Road Chipping
Cunningham Park* Visitor Parking Lot & 196th Street Chipping
Forest Park Bandshell* Forest Park Drive, west of Woodhaven Boulevard Chipping
Juniper Valley Park* 80th Street between Juniper Boulevards North & South Chipping
Kissena Park (Sunday Only)* 164th Street at Underhill Avenue Chipping
Kissena Park (Saturday Only) 164th Street at Underhill Avenue Drop-off only
Land Restoration Project Compound* Queens Plaza South & 10th Street Chipping
Oakland Gardens / Playground 203* Springfield Boulevard at 56th Avenue Chipping
Rockaway Beach Shore Front Parkway & Beach 94th Street Drop-off only
Rockaway Beach parking lot Beach 11th Street Drop-off only
Rockaway Beach Neponsit Nursing Home parking lot West of 149th Street Drop-off only
Roy Wilkins Park Park entrance at Merrick and Foch Boulevards Drop-off only
Travers Park* 78th Street & 34th Avenue Chipping
Biodegradable bags with free mulch  at the sites marked with an asterisk (*).

Staten Island

Location Address Service
Clove Lakes Park* Cheshire Place & Clove Road Chipping
Conference House Parking Lot* Hylan Boulevard & Satterlee Streets Chipping
Father Macris Park Fahy Avenue & Lambert's Lane Drop-off only
Midland Beach parking lot Father Capodanno & Graham Boulevards Chipping
Silver Lake Tennis House University Place & Revere Street Drop-off only
Tappen Park Bay & Canal Streets Chipping
Willowbrook Park Richmond Avenue & Eton Place Drop-off only
Wolfe's Pond Park Cornelia Avenue & Hylan Boulevards Drop-off only
Biodegradable bags with free mulch  at the sites marked with an asterisk (*).

Event Highlights

Mayor Bloomberg and Comissioner Benepe feeing a tree into a chipper

Worker picking up a tree

Group of kids in the middle of a pile of trees


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Department of Sanitation

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