If its needles are dry and its evergreen scent has paled, it’s time to decommission that Christmas tree. Then what? The tree that brought you holiday spirit can live on as mulch and give life to plants and trees in parks, tree beds, gardens, etc.
Starting on December 26, 2021 through January 9, 2022 you can drop off your undecorated (free of all lights, ornaments, and netting) tree in North Brooklyn at: Domino Park (River Street and South 3rd Street), Maria Hernandez Park (Suydam Street and Knickerbocker Avenue), McCarren Park (Lorimer Street and Driggs Avenue), and McGolrick Park (Monitor Street and Driggs Avenue). All but McGolrick Park are chipping sites, and this means if you drop off your tree on Chipping Weekend (January 8 and 9) you’ll receive a bag of mulch you can use in your own garden. For more information visit: https://www.nycgovparks.org/highlights/festivals/mulchfest
If you leave your tree curbside from Thursday, January 6, 2022 through Saturday, January 15, 2022, NYC Department of Sanitation (DSNY) will pick it up. These trees will be chipped, mixed with leaves and recycled into rich compost for NYC’s parks, institutions, and community gardens. If you leave your tree curbside make sure it is free of lights, ornaments and tinsel, is not in a stand, and is not in a plastic bag.