Tuesday, December 31, 2013

How to 'Tree-Cycle' Your Christmas Tree in Brooklyn

Photo: NYC Dept. of Sanitation
Folks in Brooklyn have two ways to recycle our Christmas trees this year:

1: The NYC Dept. of Sanitation will begin its annual Christmas tree curbside collection and recycling program on Monday, December 30. The program will run through Wednesday, January 15, 2014.

Trees will be collected, chipped and made into compost for city parks, ball fields and community gardens. (Remove all tree stands, tinsel, lights and ornaments from trees prior to placing trees curbside.)

In Christmases past, the DSNY has typically collected about 140,000 Christmas trees for “tree-cycling.”

2: As an alternate, the Parks & Recreation Department will be hosting Mulchfest 2014 on Saturday, January 11, 2014 and Sunday, January 12, 2014 from 10 A.M. to 2 P.M. at drop off sites throughout the city.

To find Brooklyn (and other) locations, visit the Parks & Recreation website. You can drop off your Christmas tree at designated parks for mulching and can pick up free mulch.

Go to McBrooklyn's HOME PAGE.

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