This Weekend In Parks
Chip in! Mulch your tree! Help NYC grow!
This weekend, bring your Christmas 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.
Last year, close to 17,000 Christmas trees citywide were recycled. Please help us top this number!
This year, MulchFest will take place on Saturday, January 7 and Sunday, January 8 at 70 parks in all five boroughs. It’s easier than ever to chip in! There are two ways you can help.
You can bring your tree to a chipping location on January 7 and 8 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. We’ll chip your tree, and give you your very own bag of mulch.
Or you can bring your tree to a drop-off site from January 2 through January 8. 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 January 3 through January 14.
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.
MulchFest is supported again this year by Hot 97 and KISS FM, our radio partners for the 5th year in a row!
A full list of the 70 citywide MulchFest sites can be found at www.nyc.gov/parks.
GREEN TIP OF THE WEEK
In order to conserve energy, open south-facing window, curtains, or blinds during the day to bring the radiant heat in, and close the coverings at night to keep it warm inside.
QUOTATION FOR THE DAY
“Time is the coin of your life. It is the only coin you have, and only you can determine how it will be spent. Be careful lest you let other people spend it for you.”
(1878 - 1967)