Saturday and Sunday, January 6 and 7, 2018
10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Bring your holiday tree to a designated city park to be recycled into mulch that will nourish plantings across the city!

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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. Or, take home your very own bag of mulch to use in your backyard or to make a winter bed for a street tree. More than 26,000 trees were recycled last year. Help us top this number!

How to ‘Chip In’

This year, MulchFest will take place on January 6 and 7, 2018. It’s easier than ever to chip in! There are two ways you can help.

Chipping Locations

You can bring your tree to a chipping location on January 6 and 7 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. We’ll chip your tree, and give you your very own bag of mulch!

Drop Off Locations

Or you can bring your tree to a drop-off site from Sunday, December 31, 2017 through Sunday, January 7, 2018. Leave your tree with us, and we’ll recycle it for you later! The NYC Department of Sanitation will also be conducting special curbside collections for mulching and recycling of Christmas trees from Tuesday, January 2, 2018 through Saturday, January 13, 2018.

What to Bring

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! Join our Stewardship Team on Saturday, January 6 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!

Chipping sites: Watch your tree get chipped in front of you, and get a free bag of mulch to take home for your plantings!

Drop-off only: Help give back to your local park by leaving your tree with us. We’ll recycle it for you later

All MulchFest locations

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 #6 at Father Capodanno Boulevard and Graham Boulevard Chipping
Silver Lake Tennis House University Place and Revere Street Drop-off only
Summit Avenue Parking Lot Across from 105 Summit Avenue Drop-off only
Tompkinsville Park* Bay Street and Victory Boulevard Chipping
Tappen Park Bay Street and Canal Street Drop-off only
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 (*).


Mulch is available at the chipping sites marked with an asterisk (*).