DSNY Curbside Collection
The Department of Sanitation (DSNY) will begin its annual Christmas tree curbside collection program on Monday, January 4, 2016 through Friday, January 15.
City residents should remove all tree stands, tinsel, lights and ornaments from trees before they are put out for collection. Clean, non-bagged Christmas trees left on the curb will be chipped, mixed with leaves, and recycled into rich compost for the city’s parks, institutions, and community gardens.
The Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) provides two options for tree-cycling; the 20th annual MulchFest event and open drop-off locations. Mulchfest will be held Saturday and Sunday, January 9 and 10, 2016—from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm—at 30 chipping sites. The parks department’s 48 drop-off sites will be accepting trees beginning Saturday, January 2, and through January 10.
These options allow New Yorkers to drop off their Christmas trees at designated parks for mulching. Event attendees can pick up free mulch at some selected locations.
Mulchfest locations in Central and East Brooklyn include:
|Amazing Garden||261 Columbia Street||Drop-off only|
|Brower Park||Brooklyn Avenue at Prospect Place||Drop-off only|
|Cobble Hill Park*||Clinton Street & Verandah Place||Chipping|
|Coffey Park||Dwight & Verona Streets||Drop-off only|
|Fort Greene Park*||Washington Park & Myrtle Avenue||Chipping|
|Gowanus Canal Conservancy||Fifth Street & Second Avenue||Drop-off only|
|Green-Wood Cemetery||25th Street & Fifth Avenue||Drop-off only|
|Green Space @ President Street||222 Fifth Avenue||Drop-off only|
|Lincoln Terrace Park||Buffalo Avenue at East New York Avenue||Drop-off only|
|Maria Hernandez Park*||Suydam Street & Knickerbocker Avenue||Chipping|
|Marine Park*||East 33rd Street & Avenue U||Chipping|
|McCarren Park*||Lorimer Street & Driggs Avenue||Chipping|
|McGolrick Park||Monitor Street & Driggs Avenue||Drop-off only|
|Owl’s Head Park*||68th Street & Colonial Road||Chipping|
|Prospect Heights Community Farm||254 St. Marks Avenue||Drop-off only|
|Prospect Park*||Third Street & Prospect Park West||Chipping|
|Prospect Park*||Park circle at Parkside Avenue||Chipping|
|Sunset Park||44th Street & 6th Avenue||Drop-off only|
|Sutter Ballfields||Barbey Street & Sutter Avenue||Drop-off only|
Mulch is available at the chipping sites marked with an asterisk (*).
All lights, ornaments, decorations and netting must be removed from trees prior to drop-off.