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


December 26, 2021 - January 9, 2022

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 29,000 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. Mulch is available at the sites marked with an asterisk (*) below.

Please wear a face covering and practice social distancing by remaining at least 6 feet apart from others.

How to Volunteer

Volunteer with our Stewardship Team to help spread mulch from Mulchfest around our trees to insulate them from the cold weather. Find a site near you, and help give back to our trees! Register today

Mulchfest Locations

Drop off your tree at any Mulchfest location during park hours between December 26 and January 9 or join us at Chipping Weekend on Saturday, January 8 and Sunday, January 9!

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 take home a tree-mento and some free mulch!

All MulchFest locations

The Bronx

Location Address Service
Bronx River House Parking Lot at Starlight Park* 1490 Sheridan Boulevard, accessible to vehicles via the Sheridan Boulevard northbound lane only Chipping
Brook Park Youth Farm* East 141st Street and Brook Avenue Chipping
Co-Op City Co-Op Boulevard and Bellamy Loop 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
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 261 Columbia Street Drop-off only
Brooklyn Bridge Park* Pier 2 parking lot along Furman Street Chipping
Brooklyn Bridge Park Pier 5 at Bridge Park Drive Drop-off only
Brooklyn Bridge Park* Fulton Ferry Landing at Old Fulton Street and Furman Street Chipping
Brooklyn Heights Promenade Columbia Heights and Cranberry Street Drop-off only
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
Domino Park* River Street and South 3rd Street Chipping
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
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
Myrtle Village Green Kent Avenue and Myrtle Avenue Drop-off only
Owl's Head Park* 68th Street and Colonial Road Chipping
Prospect Park Lincoln Road and Ocean Avenue Drop-off only
Prospect Park* Park circle at Parkside Avenue Chipping
Prospect Park* Third Street and Prospect Park West Chipping
Sunset Park 44th Street and 6th Avenue 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
The Battery Entrance at Greenwich Street and Battery Place Drop-off only
Carl Schurz Park* East 86th Street and East End Avenue Chipping
Central Park East 106th Street and Fifth Avenue Drop-off only
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
Corlears Hook Park Jackson Street and Cherry Street Drop-off only
DeWitt Clinton Park West 53rd Street and 11th Avenue Drop-off only
Inwood Hill Park* Isham Street and Seaman Avenue Chipping
Jackie Robinson Park 145th Street and Bradhurst Avenue Drop-off only
J Hood Wright Park West 173rd Street near Haven Avenue Drop-off only
Marcus Garvey Park East 120th 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
St. Nicholas Park One block south of West 133rd Street and St. Nicholas Avenue Drop-off only
Stuyvesant Town* East 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 Union Square East between East 16th Street and East 17th Street  Drop-off only
Washington Square Park* Fifth Avenue and Washington Square North Chipping
Mulch is available at the chipping sites marked with an asterisk (*).


Location Address Service
Astoria Park* 19th Street and Hoyt 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
Francis Lewis Park* Third Avenue and Whitestone Expressway Chipping
Hunter's Point South Park* 51st Avenue and Center Boulevard Chipping
Idlewild Park* Springfield Lane and 149th Avenue Chipping
John Golden Park 215th Place and 33rd Avenue Drop-off only
Juniper Valley Park* 80th Street between Juniper Boulevard North and South Chipping
Queensbridge Park Vernon Boulevard and Queensbridge Park Greenway Drop-off only
Queens County Farm Museum 73-50 Little Neck Parkway Drop-off only
Rockaway Beach 94th Street and Shorefront Parkway Drop-off only
Roy Wilkins Park Park entrance at Merrick Boulevard and Foch Boulevard Drop-off only
Travers Park* 78th Street and 34th Avenue Chipping
Windmill Community Garden 39-22 29th Street Drop-off only
Windmuller Park at Lawrence Virgilio Playground 34th 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
Midland Beach* Parking lot #8 at Father Capodanno Boulevard and Graham Boulevard Chipping
Silver Lake Tennis House Revere Street and University Place 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

Weather permitting, the NYC Department of Sanitation will be conducting curbside collections for mulching and recycling of Christmas trees from Thursday, January 6 through Saturday, January 15, 2022. For more information, please visit DSNY's Curbside Collections website.


Department of Sanitation

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