Mulchfest 2019: This weekend’s your last chance to recycle old Christmas trees

January 12, 2019 - 12:52 pm

NEW YORK (1010 WINS) – If you still have your old Christmas tree lying around, you have one more chance to donate it to the city so it can be put to good use.

Manhattan Borough Parks Commissioner Bill Castro spoke with 1010 WINS about this weekend's Mulchfest. It’s being held to grind up old trees into chips to spruce up city parks.

He says kids can come and enjoy hot chocolate and talk with foresters about trees and the environment.

“There’s nothing like seeing a tree going through the chipper. Kids always love that,” Castro said. 

More than 25,000 trees were recycled at last year’s Mulchfest.

Bags are provided in case donators want to take some of their mulch home.

There are drop-off sites across the five boroughs operating from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.

You can find the location closest to you at the NYC Parks site.