Trashing Christmas Trees; MulchFest Next Weekend

Posted on: January 2nd, 2012 at 7:42 am by

Herewith, some choice photos of the obligatory post-holidays Christmas tree dumping. As always, it never ceases to entertain.

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Meanwhile, official collection and recycling of tree refuse from streets and sidewalks citywide begins this week.  The Department of Sanitation has the following on their website:

DSNY asks residents to remove all tree stands, tinsel, lights, and ornaments from trees before placing them out for collection. DO NOT place trees in plastic bags. Trees will be chipped into mulch that will be distributed to parks, playing fields, and community gardens throughout the city.

Residents can also drag Christmas trees to the following Lower East Side locations during the annual MulchFest next weekend:

Tompkins Square Park (chipping)
Corlears Hook Park (drop-off only)
Stuy Town (chipping)

Hours of operation: Saturday and Sunday, January 7 and 8 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm.

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