It’s Time To Throw Out Your Damn Christmas Tree Already


The end of today’s non-work day means that the holidays are officially over. Yes, we know that Three Kings Day falls on January 6th but we’re tired of waiting around so long for it. It’s time to get rid of the lights and decorations and fall into the ho-hum that is winter in New York. So what do you do with that huge green behemoth just hanging out in your living room? It’s time to bring the good ol’ Christmas tree down to Tompkins Square Park and get it turned into a huge bag of mulch. Our favorite neighbor EV Grieve gives us the tip that it’s time to store away the ornaments and join MulchFest 2012.

The official MulchFest festival is on January 7th and 8th, but luckily you can drop off your tree at designated spots starting today.

The New York City Department of Parks and Recreation created a nifty little website in order to show you where all the chipping spots and drop off spots are.

The Parks and Rec also make sure to tell us how good this is for the environment: “These wood chips are used to nourish trees and plants on streets and gardens citywide. Or, take home your very own bag of mulch to use in your backyard or to make a winter bed for a street tree.”

Now you have to do this — it’s helping the environment and your street cred. Only coolness points and more fertile crops are coming out of this situation!