Recycle Your Tree at WSP This Weekend by the Arch – Keep Your Tree Out of the Landfill

People Started Dropping Off Early near Arch?

“MulchFest” comes to Washington Square Park this weekend Saturday, January 7th and Sunday, January 8th from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. by the Arch. You can recycle your tree in the chipper into mulch at locations throughout the city. This is coordinated by the Parks Department and the Department of Sanitation. Keep your tree out of the landfill! You can get some mulch at the drop-off sites.

Curbside pick up of trees is ongoing this year from January 3rd to January 12th. Whether dropping off or leaving on the curb, remove all tree stands, tinsel, lights, and ornaments from trees.

I always find it a bit sad watching trees go in the chipper. One year, when the Department of Sanitation canceled curbside pickup, a group I worked with, Recycle This!, went around picking up discarded trees on the streets of Brooklyn! I wrote about that here.

Mayor Bloomberg Puts Tree in the Chipper

Million Dead Trees?

Recycle Your Tree At WSP! And Parks Across the City Saturday, Jan. 9 and Sunday, Jan. 10, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Our Mayor Bloomberg, the Tree Chipper

Chip in! Recycle your Christmas tree at WSP! And Parks across NYC.

Don’t just leave your Christmas tree for the landfill as trash on the curb. NYC exports 13,000 tons of residential garbage A DAY. Help reduce this amount.

When: Saturday, January 9 and Sunday, January 10, 2010
10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Bring your holiday tree to a designated city park to be recycled into mulch that will nourish plantings across the city. Remember to remove all lights and ornaments before bringing the tree to a MulchFest site. You are encouraged to bring bags to take advantage of the free mulch provided at certain sites (including Washington Square Park).

Note: Most likely the place to bring your tree is by the Arch. Since so much of Washington Square Park is closed for Phase II– I’m sure the chipper will be visible. No word as to whether Mayor Bloomberg will be there.

For other locations across the five boroughs, visit the NYC Parks Department web site.