Get Rid of Your Christmas Tree Starting Today

Get Rid of Your Christmas Tree Starting Today
Christmas Tree in the Trash

Ho Ho How are you going to get that Christmas tree out of your house? It’s 2013, say au revoir to the holidays. Luckily, the Department of Sanitation started collecting them today.

From Wednesday, January 2 to Saturday, January 19, you can use curbside recycling to get rid of your tree. The city will chip trees into mulch that will be distributed to parks, playing fields, and community gardens throughout the city. People are encouraged to put out their discarded trees at curbside as early as possible during the collection period. DSNY asks residents to remove all tree stands, tinsel, lights, and ornaments from trees before placing them out for collection. Do not place trees in plastic bags.

There are also two Mulchfest drop offs nearby at Prospect Park and Green-Wood Cemetery in the next couple of weeks. Bring a bag and you can take some mulch home for your own yard or garden.