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Wednesday, January 2, 2019

How Do I Dispose Of My Roosevelt Island Christmas Tree - RI Garden Club Advice On Recycling Trees For NYC Parks Department Mulchfest Or Building Managers Will Bring Trees To AVAC Area Says RIOC

Julia Ferguson of the Roosevelt Island Garden Club (RIGC) reports:

Keep your holiday trees up and festive until Jan.4th, then, it is easy to recycle these natural, organic resources! You can return them to our local tree beds and parks thanks to NYC Parks & Recreation and Mulchfest.

If you have access to a car, it is relatively easy to recycle these natural, organic resources!

You can drop it off at Two Coves Community Garden or at Queensbridge Park or take it to the chipping event at Astoria Park. It feels great to end the holiday season by returning your tree to soil in local tree beds or parks thanks to NYC Parks & Recreation and Mulchfest. See the Queens map for locations.

Please contact rigardencluboutreach@gmail.com if you are interested in helping RI neighbors divert trees from landfill and take them to a Mulchfest site this year.



The NYC Sanitation Department will:
Weather permitting, we will collect and compost clean Christmas trees left at the curb between Wednesday, January 2, 2019, and Saturday, January 12, 2019.

Trees are chipped, mixed with leaves and recycled into rich compost for NYC's parks, institutions, and community gardens. Remove all lights, ornaments, tinsel, stands, and plastic bags from your tree....

NYC Sanitation will not pick up Christmas Trees from Roosevelt Island sidewalks.

According to Roosevelt Island Operating Corp (RIOC) President Susan Rosenthal:
The Sanitation Dept doesn’t send its regular garbage trucks down Main Street---and how great is that for our noise and traffic control! But, all Building Managers can pick up trees from their residents and bring them down to the AVAC area where they will be picked up and shredded by the Sanitation Dept.
But, don't know if the Roosevelt Island Trees shredded at AVAC will be used for mulching by the NYC Parks Department.

The RIGC has more on their past efforts to obtain Roosevelt Island Tree Mulching.

Please contact rigardencluboutreach@gmail.com if you are interested in helping RI neighbors divert trees from landfill and take them to a Mulchfest site this year.

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