MulchFest 2018 has been extended one week! You can drop off your tree for recycling at any MulchFest location through Sunday, January 14. Check out the map below to find a location near you. Although on-site chipping will not take place, all holiday trees dropped off at MulchFest sites will still be recycled.
Saturday and Sunday, January 6 and 7, 2018
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 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. Help us top this number!
How to 'Chip In'
This year, MulchFest will take place on January 6 and 7, 2018. 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 6 and 7 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 any MulchFest location through Sunday, January 14, 2018. 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 Tuesday, January 2, 2018 through Saturday, January 13, 2018.
What to Bring
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. Mulch is available at the sites marked with an asterisk (*) below.
Find a MulchFest location near you!
Please note: MulchFest 2018 has been extended! You can drop off your tree for recycling at any MulchFest location through Sunday, January 14. Although on-site chipping will not take place, all holiday trees dropped off at MulchFest sites will still be recycled.
All MulchFest locations
|Brook Park*||East 141st Street and Brook Avenue||Chipping|
|Co-Op City||Co-Op Boulevard and Bellamy Loop||Drop-off only|
|El Flamboyan Community Garden||586 Tinton Avenue at East 150th Street||Drop-off only|
|Fort #4 Playground||Reservoir Avenue and Webb Avenue||Drop-off only|
|Kossuth Playground||Mosholu Parkway North / Kossuth Avenue||Drop-off only|
|Metropolitan Oval Parkchester*||Metropolitan Avenue and Unionport Road||Chipping|
|Padre Plaza / Success Garden||541 East 139th Street, between St. Ann's Avenue and Brook Avenue||Drop-off only|
|Pelham Bay Park||Parking lot at Middletown Road and Stadium Avenue||Drop-off only|
|Poe Park||Grand Concourse between East Kingsbridge Road and East 192nd Street||Drop-off only|
|Soundview Park*||Story Avenue and Morrison Avenues||Chipping|
|St. James Park||West 192nd Street and Jerome Avenue||Drop-off only|
|Van Cortlandt Park*||Golf course at Bailey Avenue and Van Cortlandt Park South||Chipping|
|Williamsbridge Oval Park||Reservoir Place and Reservoir Oval||Drop-off only|
|Amazing Garden||Columbia Street and Carroll Street||Drop-off only|
|Brooklyn Bridge Park*||Plymouth Street and Adams Street||Chipping|
|Brower Park||Brooklyn Avenue at Prospect Place||Drop-off only|
|Cobble Hill Park*||Clinton Street and Verandah Place||Chipping|
|Coffey Park||Dwight Street and Verona Street||Drop-off only|
|Fort Greene Park*||Washington Park and Myrtle Avenue||Chipping|
|Gowanus Canal Conservancy*||Fifth Street & Second Avenue||Chipping - Sunday only|
|Green Space at President Street||222 Fifth Avenue and President Street||Drop-off only|
|Herbert Von King Park||Marcy Avenue and Lafayette Avenue||Drop-off only|
|Linden Park||Linden Boulevard and Vermont Street||Drop-off only|
|Maria Hernandez Park*||Suydam Street and Knickerbocker Avenue||Chipping|
|Marine Park*||East 33rd Street and Avenue U||Chipping|
|McCarren Park*||Lorimer Street and Driggs Avenue||Chipping|
|McGolrick Park||Monitor Street and Driggs Avenue||Drop-off only|
|Owl's Head Park*||68th Street and Colonial Road||Chipping|
|Prospect Heights Community Farm||254 St. Marks Avenue, between Underhill Avenue and Vanderbilt Avenue||Drop-off only|
|Prospect Park*||Third Street and Prospect Park West||Chipping|
|Prospect Park*||Park circle at Parkside Avenue||Chipping|
|Red Hook Park||Lorraine Street and Henry Street||Drop-off only|
|St. John's Recreation Center||Bergen Street between Troy Avenue and Schenectady Avenue||Drop-off only|
|Sunset Park||44th Street and 6th Avenue||Drop-off only|
|Transmitter Park||Greenpoint Avenue between West Street and the East River||Drop-off only|
|Washington Park||Third Street and Fifth Avenue||Drop-off only|
|Bennett Park||West 185th Street and Fort Washington Avenue||Drop-off only|
|Carl Schurz Park*||East 86th Street and East End Avenue||Chipping|
|Central Park||West 65th Street and Central Park West||Drop-off only|
|Central Park*||West 81st Street and Central Park West, at the bridle path||Chipping|
|Central Park||East 106th Street and Fifth Avenue||Drop-off only|
|Corlears Hook Park||Jackson Street and Cherry Street, at the FDR Drive||Drop-off only|
|Fort Tryon Park*||Anne Loftus Playground at Dyckman Street and Broadway||Chipping|
|Inwood Hill Park||Isham Street and Seaman Avenue||Drop-off only|
|Jackie Robinson Park||West 145th Street and Edgecombe Avenue||Drop-off only|
|J Hood Wright Park||West 173rd Street, close to Haven Avenue||Drop-off only|
|Marcus Garvey Park||122nd Street and Madison Avenue||Drop-off only|
|Morningside Park||West 123rd Street and Morningside Avenue||Drop-off only|
|Riverside Park*||West 83rd Street and Riverside Drive||Chipping|
|Sherman Creek Center||3725 10th Avenue, north of Dyckman Street||Drop-off only|
|Stuyvesant Town*||20th Street at 20th Street Loop east of First Avenue||Chipping|
|Tompkins Square Park*||East 7th Street between Avenue A and Avenue B||Chipping|
|Union Square Park||East 14th Street between Broadway and Park Avenue||Drop-off only|
|Washington Square Park*||Fifth Avenue and Washington Square North||Chipping|
|Astoria Park*||19th Street and Hoyt Avenue||Chipping|
|Brookville Park*||Brookville Boulevard between Caney Road and 144th Avenue||Chipping|
|Captain Mario Fajardo Playground||Kissena Boulevard at Booth Memorial Avenue||Drop-off only|
|Cunningham Park*||196th Place and Union Turnpike||Chipping|
|Forest Park*||Forest Park Drive and Woodhaven Boulevard||Chipping|
|Hunter's Point South Park*||LIC Landing Events Space at 51st Avenue and Center Boulevard||Chipping|
|Juniper Valley Park*||80th Street between Juniper Boulevard North and South||Chipping|
|Queensbridge Park||Vernon Boulevard and Queensbridge Park Greenway||Drop-off only|
|Rockaway Beach||Beach 94th Street and Shore Front Parkway||Drop-off only|
|Rockaway Beach||Parking lot at Beach 11th Street||Drop-off only|
|Roy Wilkins Park||Park entrance at Merrick Boulevard and Foch Boulevard||Drop-off only|
|Travers Park*||78th Street at 34th Avenue||Chipping|
|Windmuller Park||Lawrence Virgilio Playground at 39th Drive and 54th Street||Drop-off only|
|Clove Lakes Park*||Cheshire Place and Clove Road||Chipping|
|Conference House Park*||Parking lot at Hylan Boulevard and Satterlee Street||Chipping|
|Father Macris Park||Fahy Avenue and Lambert's Lane||Drop-off only|
|Midland Beach*||Parking lot #6 at Father Capodanno Boulevard and Graham Boulevard||Chipping|
|Silver Lake Tennis House||University Place and Revere Street||Drop-off only|
|Summit Avenue Parking Lot||Across from 105 Summit Avenue||Drop-off only|
|Tompkinsville Park*||Bay Street and Victory Boulevard||Chipping|
|Tappen Park||Bay Street and Canal Street||Drop-off only|
|Willowbrook Park||Richmond Avenue and Eton Place||Drop-off only|
|Wolfe's Pond Park||Cornelia Avenue and Hylan Boulevard||Drop-off only|