Curbside collection of Christmas trees will begin on Wednesday, January 2, 2019, and continue through January 12, weather permitting, The New York City Department of Sanitation announced today.
Remove all ornaments and decorations, and leave your tree on the curb – last year Sanitation collected over 200,000 trees. They will be picked up separately, chipped, and recycled into compost for the city’s parks and community gardens.
Plastic and metal fake Christmas trees should be put out next to your recycling on regular recycling days.
“While Christmas trees are in our homes for only a short period of time, recycling can give them a longer life,” said Commissioner Garcia in a statement. “After collection, the trees are turned into compost to give life to plants in our city’s parks and community gardens. We thank all residents for taking part in the program.”
NYC Parks’ Mulchfest this year has 22 drop-off sites in Brooklyn (see below), and you can drop your tree off between January 4 and 13, 2019.
On the final weekend of Mulchfest, January 12 and 13, at some chipping sites (indicated with an asterisk below) you can pick up mulch to take home. Please remember to remove all lights, ornaments, decorations and netting from trees.
|Amazing Garden||Columbia Street and Carroll Street||Drop-off only|
|Brooklyn Bridge Park*||Brooklyn Bridge Plaza, right under the Brooklyn Bridge||Chipping|
|Brower Park||Brooklyn Avenue at Prospect Place||Drop-off only|
|Cobble Hill Park*||Clinton Street and Verandah Place||Chipping|
|Coffey Park||Dwight Street and Verona Street||Drop-off only|
|East NY Farms||622 Schenk Ave.||Drop-off only|
|Fort Greene Park*||Washington Park and Myrtle Avenue||Chipping|
|Green Space at President Street||222 Fifth Ave.||Drop-off only|
|Herbert Von King Park||Marcy Avenue and Lafayette Avenue||Drop-off only|
|Linden Park||Linden Boulevard and Vermont Street||Drop-off only|
|Maria Hernandez Park*||Suydam Street and Knickerbocker Avenue||Chipping|
|Marine Park*||East 33rd Street and Avenue U||Chipping|
|McCarren Park*||Lorimer Street and Driggs Avenue||Chipping|
|McGolrick Park||Monitor Street and Driggs Avenue||Drop-off only|
|Owl’s Head Park*||68th Street and Colonial Road||Chipping|
|Prospect Park*||Third Street and Prospect Park West||Chipping|
|Prospect Park*||Park circle at Parkside Avenue||Chipping|
|Prospect Park||Lincoln Road and Ocean Avenue||Drop-off only|
|Red Hook Park||Lorraine Street and Henry Street||Drop-off only|
|St. John’s Recreation Center||Bergen Street between Troy Avenue and Schenectady Avenue||Drop-off only|
|Sunset Park||44th Street and 6th Avenue||Drop-off only|
|Transmitter Park||10 Kent St.||Drop-off only|
|Washington Park||Third Street and Fifth Avenue||Drop-off only|
“We encourage New Yorkers to bid their tree “fir-well” at Mulchfest, making it a part of their Holiday tradition,” said NYC Parks Commissioner Mitchell J. Silver. “By making greening a family activity, we all can help reduce waste, and protect and nourish other trees and plants across the city year-round.”