From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., on Jan. 11 and Jan 12, the Parks Department asks residents to bring their Christmas trees to any of the nine Mulchfest chipping sites in Queens to turn them into mulch that will be used in plantings throughout the city or for personal use.
Trees can also be brought to one of five drop-off locations in Queens between Jan. 4 and Jan 12 as well.
Free bags of mulch and mulch collection bags will be available at chipping sites only to those who come to dispose of their trees.
All lights and decorations must be removed from the trees before bringing them to a site.
Chipping sights include:
Astoria Park, Brookville Park, Cunningham Park, Forest Park, Juniper Valley Park, Kissena Park (Jan. 12 only), Oakland Playground at PS 203 and Travers Park.
Drop-off locations include:
Kissena Park (Jan. 11 only), Roy Wilkins Park and the Beach 11 Street parking lot and the Neponsit Nursing Home parking lot in Rockaway Beach.