Christmas has come and gone, and very soon it will be time to take down those holiday decorations.
So, now what to do to with the tree? The city has a few options for "treecycling" your Christmas tree.
DSNY Curbside Collection
The Department of Sanitation (DSNY) will begin its annual Christmas tree curbside collection program on Monday, January 6 through Friday, January 17, 2020.
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.
In 2018, the DSNY collected more than 250,000 Christmas trees for "tree-cycling.". And the city isn't only picking up "real" trees. Those wishing to dispose of mostly plastic and metal Christmas trees should remove all ornaments and put them out next to their recycling on regular recycling days.
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.
The parks department's 48 drop-off sites will be accepting trees beginning Thursday, December 26 and January 11, 2020; or take part in one of the Chipping Saturdays events on Saturday, January 4 and Saturday, January 11, from 10:00am - 2:00pm
These options allow New Yorkers to drop off their Christmas trees at designated parks for mulching. Attendees can also take home free mulch to use in their own backyards or to make a winter bed for street trees.
Below see a list of all Mulchfest locations in Brooklyn:
|261 Columbia Street
|Brooklyn Bridge Park*
|Plymouth Street and Adams Street
|Brooklyn Heights Promenade
|Columbia Heights and Cranberry Street
|Brooklyn Avenue at Prospect Place
|Cobble Hill Park*
|Clinton Street and Verandah Place
|Dwight Street and Verona Street
|Fort Greene Park*
|Washington Park and Myrtle Avenue
|Green Space at President Street
|222 Fifth Ave.
|Herbert Von King Park
|Marcy Avenue and Lafayette Avenue
|Maria Hernandez Park*
|Suydam Street and Knickerbocker Avenue
|East 33rd Street and Avenue U
|Lorimer Street and Driggs Avenue
|Monitor Street and Driggs Avenue
|Owl's Head Park*
|68th Street and Colonial Road
|Lincoln Road and Ocean Avenue
|Park circle at Parkside Avenue
|Third Street and Prospect Park West
|44th Street and 6th Avenue
|Third Street and Fifth Avenue
Mulch is available at the chipping sites marked with an asterisk (*).