Christmas Tree Disposal and Mulchfest

The City will accept and chip Christmas trees at the annual MulchFest events at selected park locations throughout the five boroughs on January 12 and 13, from 10 AM to 2 PM. 
You can also bring your tree to a drop-off site from Friday, January 4, 2019 through Sunday, January 13, 2019. If you leave your tree with the Parks Department, they will recycle it for you later. 

The Department of Sanitation will also be conducting special curbside collections for mulching and recycling Christmas trees from Wednesday, January 2, 2019 through Saturday, January 19, 2019. 

Before bringing your tree in, you should remove from the tree any:
  • Lights 
  • Ornaments 
  • Plastic bags 
  • Tree stands 
  • Other tree-related accessories
If you are throwing out an artificial Christmas tree larger than 4 feet, you must schedule a bulk pickup appointment. Artificial trees 4 feet and smaller can be thrown out with your regular garbage.