Christmas Tree Pickup and Recycling Underway

Our friends at Community Board 2 send this message:

Sanitation Commissioner John J. Doherty has announced that the Department of Sanitation will begin its annual Christmas tree curbside collection and recycling program on Wednesday, January 2, 2013. The program will run through Saturday, January 12.

Clean, non-bagged holiday trees that are left on the curb will be collected, chipped, and made into compost. The compost will be processed and subsequently spread upon parks, ball fields, and community gardens throughout the city.

“Clean” means that all tree stands, tinsel, lights, and ornaments must be removed, and the trees must not be in plastic bags.

There will be a “MulchFest” Saturday and Sunday, January 12 and 13 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Cobble Hill Park, Verandah Place (between Henry and Clinton). You may take your tree there, city workers will chip it, and give you your own bag of mulch, for free. There will also be MulchFests at Fort Greene Park (Washington Park and Willoughby Avenue) and Prospect Park (Third Street at Prospect Park West) on the same days at the same times.

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  • jack

    If you mulch your tree and use the chips in your backyard, does that encourage terminates? Or just the ghost of Beep Bop

  • Claude Scales

    I never saw a terminate.
    I never hope to see one.

  • Mr. Crusty

    I’ve never saw a terminate either but I have seen Terminator, one and two!

  • GHB

    Terminator 3 and 4 are options too. Are terminates terminal?

  • David on Middagh

    “I never saw a terminate.
    I never hope to see one.”

    But if I saw one germinate,
    Why, then I’d have a free one!

  • Eddyenergizer

    Jack, Spelling aside… No, using wood chips for mulch will not attract ‘termites’. However, if the chips get mixed into the soil they will cause nitrogen depletion.