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.