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