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Say fir-well to your holiday tree at NYC Parks!


January 4-13, 2019

Wrap up your holiday season and say goodbye to your tree at Mulchfest. Join NYC Parks and the New York City Department of Sanitation in the NYC holiday tradition of recycling your Christmas tree!

Put on your boots and haul your tree to a Mulchfest location — we'll chip your tree into wood chips that we'll use to nourish trees and make NYC even greener.

More than 25,000 trees were recycled last year. Help us top this number!

Mulchfest activity

Know Before You Go

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.

How to Volunteer

Help us spread mulch in tree beds throughout the city during Mulchfest! Join our Stewardship Team to help us spread mulch and insulate our young trees from the cold weather. Find a site near you, and help give back! Register today

Mulchfest Locations

Find a Mulchfest location near you!

Drop-off only

Drop-off only: At our Mulchfest locations, you can say goodbye to your tree and take a family photo!


Chipping sites: On chipping weekend, you can pick up a free bag of mulch and watch your tree get chipped in front of you!

All MulchFest locations

The Bronx

Location Address Service
Brook Park* 494 E. 141 St. Chipping
Co-Op City Co-Op Boulevard and Bellamy Loop Drop-off only
Fort #4 Playground Reservoir Avenue and Webb Avenue Drop-off only
Jardin de la Roca 422 E. 160th St.  Drop-off only
Kossuth Playground Mosholu Parkway North and Kossuth Avenue Drop-off only
Metropolitan Oval Parkchester* Metropolitan Avenue and Unionport Road Chipping
Pelham Bay Park Parking lot at Middletown Road and Stadium Avenue Drop-off only
Poe Park Grand Concourse and East 193rd Street Drop-off only
Soundview Park* Story Avenue and Morrison Avenue 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
Mulch is available at the chipping sites marked with an asterisk (*).


Location Address Service
Amazing Garden Columbia Street and Carroll Street Drop-off only
Brooklyn Bridge Park* Brooklyn Bridge Plaza, right under the Brooklyn Bridge 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
East NY Farms 622 Schenk Ave. Drop-off only
Fort Greene Park* Washington Park and Myrtle Avenue Chipping
Green Space at President Street 222 Fifth Ave. 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 Park* Third Street and Prospect Park West Chipping
Prospect Park* Park circle at Parkside Avenue Chipping
Prospect Park Lincoln Road and Ocean Avenue Drop-off only
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 10 Kent St.  Drop-off only
Washington Park Third Street and Fifth Avenue Drop-off only
Mulch is available at the chipping sites marked with an asterisk (*).


Location Address Service
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 Drop-off only
Fort Tryon Park* Anne Loftus Playground at Riverside Drive and Broadway Drop-off Only
Inwood Hill Park Isham Street and Seaman Avenue Chipping
Jackie Robinson Park West 145th Street and Edgecombe Avenue Drop-off only
J Hood Wright Park West 173rd Street near 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 Ave. 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 South  Drop-off only
Washington Square Park* Fifth Avenue and Washington Square North Chipping
West 111th Street People's Garden 1039 Amsterdam Ave. Drop-off only
Mulch is available at the chipping sites marked with an asterisk (*).


Location Address Service
Astoria Park* 19th Street and Hoyt Avenue Chipping
Brookville Park* Brookville Boulevard and 143rd 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* 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 Far Rockaway Skate Park parking lot at Beach 11th Street and Seagirt Boulevard Drop-off only
Roy Wilkins Park Merrick Boulevard and Foch Boulevard Drop-off only
Travers Park* 78th Street between Northern Boulevard and 34th Avenue Chipping
Two Coves Community Garden 11-01 30th Avenue Drop-off only
Windmuller Park Lawrence Virgilio Playground at 39th Drive and 54th Street Drop-off only
Mulch is available at the chipping sites marked with an asterisk (*).

Staten Island

Location Address Service
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 #8 at Father Capodanno Boulevard and Graham Boulevard Chipping
Silver Lake Tennis House University Place and Revere Street Drop-off only
High Rock Park Summit Avenue Parking Lot (across from 105 Summit Avenue) Drop-off only
Tappen Park Bay Street and Canal Street Drop-off only
Westerleigh Park Maine Avenue and Neal Dow Avenue Chipping
Willowbrook Park Richmond Avenue and Eton Place Drop-off only
Wolfe's Pond Park Cornelia Avenue and Hylan Boulevard Drop-off only
Mulch is available at the chipping sites marked with an asterisk (*).

DSNY Curbside Collections

The NYC Department of Sanitation will also be conducting special curbside collections for mulching and recycling of Christmas trees from Wednesday, January 2, 2019 through Saturday, January 19, 2019. For more information, please visit DSNY's Curbside Collections website.


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