DSNY - Christmas Tree Disposal 2020
DSNY – Christmas Tree Disposal 2020

DSNY – Christmas Trees Disposal NYC 2020

Christmas Trees

DSNY – Christmas Trees Disposal NYC 2020. Weather permitting, DSNY will collect clean Christmas trees starting on Monday, January 6 through Friday, January 17, 2020.

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Trees are chipped, mixed with leaves and recycled into rich compost for NYC’s parks, institutions, and community gardens. Remove all lights, ornaments, tinsel, stands, and plastic bags from your tree.


Artificial Trees

Donate or sell used artificial trees in good condition at donateNYC.

Set out artificial trees as garbage on regular collection day(s). Otherwise if possible, take apart your tree to recycle the base and trunk (pole) with metal, glass, plastic and cartons.  Remove all lights, ornaments and tinsel before placing at the curb.


Make Your Own Mulch

Use evergreen boughs and branches from your Christmas tree as mulch to enrich the soil in your garden or street tree beds. Just cut off the smaller branches of your Christmas tree and remove the twigs from evergreen boughs. Lay three to four inches of these trimmings over the bare soil around street trees or in your garden. After removing the branches for mulch, you can take your tree to MulchFest or leave it out for our collection.



Remove all ornaments, lights, tinsel, and stands from natural trees and take them to MulchFest for free chipping.

Source: DSNY – Christmas Trees