Jan. 2, 2018 By Nathaly Pesantez
The city is hosting its annual “MulchFest” this weekend, an environmentally-friendly event where Christmas trees can be recycled and turned into mulch.
MulchFest will take place on Jan. 6 and 7 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at a variety of locations through the five boroughs, including two in Greenpoint, one in Williamsburg, and another in Bushwick.
The MulchFest locations are either chipping sites or drop-off sites, only. Participants heading to chipping sites, like McCarren Park, can watch their tree get chipped in front of them. The wood chips will be used by the city to nourish trees and plants on streets and gardens citywide. A bag of mulch can also be taken home.
Drop off sites, like Transmitter Park, allow participants to leave their trees and have it be recycled later.
The trees must have all lights, ornaments, and netting removed before they are brought to a MulchFest site.
Those who can’t make it to a MulchFest location can also leave their bare tree out on the curb for a special mulching and recycling collection. The collection will run from Jan. 2 through Jan. 13.
MulchFest, organized by NYC Parks, the Department of Sanitation, and GreeNYC, saw 26,000 trees recycled last year.
For a list of all drop-off and chipping sites in the five boroughs, click here.
North Brooklyn MulchFest Locations
Monitor Street and Driggs Avenue
Greenpoint Avenue between West Street and the East River
Lorimer Street and Driggs Avenue
Maria Hernandez Park
Suydam Street and Knickerbocker Avenue