Recycling through Mulchfest, another purpose for holiday trees

Recycling through Mulchfest, another purpose for holiday trees

Say fir-well to your getaway tree at NYC Parks!  On the northern stop of Washington


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

On the northern stop of Washington Square Park, the stacks of former Xmas trees are piling up. Mulchfest is in whole swing through Jan. 9, a possibility to recycle your getaway tree.

These trees that convey seasonal joy proceed their relevance when collected, chipped and turned into cherished mulch—organic subject spread all around or in excess of plants that enrich or insulate the soil.

Performing Parks Commissioner Liam Kavanagh and NYC Division of Sanitation Commissioner Edward Grayson, flanked by nearby electeds,  gathered at the Washington Square Park arch to rejoice Mulchfest 2022.   They inspired New Yorkers to drop off their trees with the motto:  Say fir-perfectly to your getaway tree at NYC Parks! 

This year, Jan. 8 and 9 will be Chipping Weekend, when New Yorkers can actively mulch their holiday getaway trees and bring household a bag of mulch.

Trees piling up in Washington Sq. Park completely ready for the chipper.(Photo by Tequila Minsky)
New Council Member Chris Marte –hands-on, when Boro President Mark Levine feeds the chipping equipment.(Photo by Tequila Minsky)
State Senator Brad Hoylman feeds te chipping machine.(Photograph by Tequila Minsky)
Parks Performing Director is hands-on much too.(Photograph by Tequila Minsky)

Fall-off and Chipping Web sites

The decreased Manhattan chipping web sites or drop-off only are:  Stuyvesant City, East 20th Road at 20th Road Loop, east of Initially Ave. Tompkins Sq. Park,  E. 7th St. in between A & B Union Square Park, Union Square E.  amongst E. 16th & E. 17th, fall-off only  Washington Sq. Park, 5th Ave. & Washington Square North, Corlears Hook Park, Jackson St. & Cherry St., drop-off only The Battery, Greenwich St. & Battery Pl.,  drop-off only. 

Parks will chip your tree and give you your pretty have bag of mulch to use in your backyard or to increase to a wintertime bed for a street tree.  

Council Member Chris Marte reved up all those at the start, “Who’s prepared for Mulchfest! It is about training and battling local climate change.  We have to do each individual tiny point regardless of whether it is recycling a tree, cans or bottles, to how we interact with our earth.”

Council Member Erik Botcher admitted it was his initially Mulchfest as a Council Member but he is ‘branching out.’  “It’s incredibly critical to recycle our natural and organic waste,” he claimed encouraging individuals to carry their trees to a nearby park.

Parks and DSNY have been gathering and mulching trees for above 20 several years, the mulch finds its way to planting beds and neighborhood gardens close to the city. 

Mulch deters weeds, retains humidity, stops compaction, and provides vitamins and minerals to the soil, and keeps roots warm. 

DSNY Curbside Collections

Weather allowing, the NYC Department of Sanitation will be conducting curbside collections for mulching and recycling of Christmas trees from Thursday, January 6 through Saturday, January 15, 2022. 

For a lot more details: www.nyc.gov/parks/mulchfest.



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