So Christmas was so last year, but you still have yet to get rid of that big green Christmas Tree hanging out in your family’s living room. Well, this weekend offers you a chance for New York City tree disposal via the annual New York City MulchFest and Electronic Waste Recycling Event.
Hosted in Lower Manhattan by the Downtown Alliance, Mulchfest offers a safe and eco-friendly New York City tree removal program for residents, in addition to a collection of unwanted electronic items on Saturday, January 12, 2013.
The event, which will be operated in conjunction with the New York City Departments of Parks and Recreation and Sanitation and the Lower East Side Ecology Center – will take place, Saturday, January 12th at Bowling Green Park. For attendees, Free hot apple cider, light snacks and recycling bags will be given away.
MulchFest will run from 10 AM until 2 PM and the E-Waste Program from 10 AM until 4 PM.
City officials recommend that residents who plan to drop off their tree for mulching remove all lights and ornaments prior to transporting the tree to the MulchFest site. Items that will be accepted for the E-Waste include: monitors, cables, televisions, videocassette recorders, printers, scanners,working and non-working computers, keyboards, mice, phones, audio/visual equipment, DVD players, cell phones and personal digital assistants.
Additional pick up locations for MulchFest are:
The day’s events are co-sponsored by Con Edison, Tekserve, the New York City Departments of Sanitation and Parks & Recreation, Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP, Lower East Side Ecology Center, Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer, New York City Council Member Margaret Chin, Community Board 1, the FiDi Association, and Whole Foods.