It’s ‘Tree-cycling’ Season in the Big Apple

It’s ‘Tree-cycling’ Season in the Big Apple

Photo Courtesy of DSNY

“Tree-cycling” season this year runs from Jan. 2 to Jan. 12.

By Forum Staff
The City’s annual curbside collection of Christmas trees kicks off Wednesday, Jan. 2, and runs through Saturday, Jan. 12, the Department of Sanitation recently announced.
Officials noted that residents should remove all stands, tinsel, lights and ornaments before putting trees out for collection. Clean, non-bagged Christmas trees left on the curb between Jan. 2 and Jan. 12 will be chipped, mixed with leaves, and recycled into compost for the city’s parks, institutions and community gardens.
According to DSNY, the agency collected more than 200,000 Christmas trees for “tree-cycling” after Christmas 2017.
If you need to dispose of mostly plastic and metal fake Christmas trees you should consider selling or donating them, DSNY reps suggested. Donation opportunities may be found at If donation or resale is not an option, remove all ornaments and lights, and put them out next to your recycling on regular recycling days, the City advised.
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