Join the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation, the New York City Department of Sanitation, and GreeNYC to recycle your Christmas trees on Saturday and Sunday, January 12 and 13, 2013 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Bring your Christmas tree to be recycled into wood chips that will nourish plantings across the city or take home a bag of mulch at some of the locations to use in your backyard or to make a winter bed for a street tree on your block.
Remember to remove all lights and ornaments before bringing the tree to the MulchFest site! Also, you’re encouraged to bring bags to take advantage of the free mulch provided at the locations listed in the link below.
Here’s a list of some of the Harlem park drop-off points:
Riverside Park at West 116th Street & Riverside Drive, West 138th Street & Riverside and West 145th Street & Riverside
William B Washington Garden at 321-325 West 126th Street, between St. Nicholas Avenue and Frederick Douglass Boulevard.
Morningside Park at West 123rd Street & Morningside Avenue
Marcus Garvey Park at West 122nd Street & Madison Avenue
Jackie Robinson Park at West 145th Street & Edgecombe Avenue
For more info and a list of other parks participating in the neighborhood and around the five boroughs: http://www.nycgovparks.org/highlights/festivals/mulchfest