Holiday Tree Recycling and Free Mulch at Staten Island Parks This Weekend

Andrew J Lanza

January 10, 2014

MulchFest 2014 will be celebrated at four  locations on Staten Island this weekend, giving residents the opportunity to recycle  holiday trees in exchange for a free biodegradable bag of mulch. 

On Saturday and Sunday, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., residents can take advantage of "chipping" services provided by Department of Parks & Recreation staff: They will pulverize your tree, and send you off with its wood chips, all free of charge at these four locations:

• Clove Lakes Park, Cheshire Place and Clove Road, Sunnyside

• Conference House Parking Lot, Hylan Boulevard and Satterlee Street

• Midland Beach Parking Lot, Capodanno and Graham Boulevards

• Tappen Park, Bay and Canal Street, Stapleton

As part of MulchFest, holiday trees may also be dropped off for recycling at four other Parks sites on the Island -- on Saturday and Sunday, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. -- although chipping and mulch will not be provided at these locations: 

• Father Macris Park, Fahy Avenue and Lamberts Lane, Graniteville

• Silver Lake Tennis House, University Place and Revere Street

• Willowbrook Park, Richmond Avenue and Eton Place

• Wolfe's Pond Park, Cornelia Avenue and Hylan Boulevard