tree disposal 2024


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


December 26, 2023 – January 7, 2024

Wrap up your holiday season and say goodbye to your tree at Mulchfest. Join NYC Parks 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.

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More than 58,300 trees were recycled last year. Help us top this number!

Chipping Weekend

Saturday, Jan. 6 and Sunday, Jan. 7
10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Bring your tree to a chipping site on Chipping Weekend to take home a tree-mento! We’ll chip your tree and give you your very own bag of mulch to use in your backyard or to make a winter bed for a street tree.

To participate, just look for a chipping site on the map or list below.

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.

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 7 or join us at Chipping Weekend on Saturday, January 6 and Sunday, January 7!


Share your fir-well! Use #Mulchfest to share your memories with friends and family.

Find a Mulchfest location near you!

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

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 – Lot 8* 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 (*).

Highlights from previous years

A pine tree is placed into a shredder.
A dog reaches out of a car window to greet a traffic director as his owner unties a tree from the roof of their vehicle.
A smiling worker carries a bundle of trees towards the chipper.
A mother and father carry their tree towards the donation site while their son walks beside them.
Two children sit on top of a freshly chipped pile of pine, they fill small bags with the scented chips.

DSNY Curbside Collections

Weather permitting, the NYC Department of Sanitation will be conducting curbside collections for mulching and recycling of Christmas trees. For more information, please visit DSNY’s Curbside Collections website.