The tree must go

By Teri Karush Rogers | December 31, 2009 - 7:27AM
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She was beautiful while she lasted, but now her needles are dropping faster than your post-Yuletide bank balance.

Fortunately, you can dispose of your Christmas tree without feeling too guilty: The city is providing two disposal options that will convert it into mulch for local parks, playing fields and community gardens.

Lazy option: You can drag your coniferous companion (stripped of tinsel and not stuffed into a trash bag like a crime victim) to the curb between Monday, January 4th and Friday January 15th.  Sanitation crews will take it from there. 

Good-example-for-the-kids-but-don't-try-this-with-a-bad-back option: Haul the tree to a nearby MulchFest site on Saturday, January 9th or Sunday, January 10th between 10 am – 2pm.  Bonus: If you bring some bags, you can fill them up with mulch and seek out something horticultural to tuck in for the winter. 

 

Teri Karush Rogers

Founder & Publisher

Founder and publisher Teri Karush Rogers launched Brick Underground in 2009. As a freelance journalist, she covered New York City real estate for the The New York Times. Teri has been featured as an expert on New York City residential real estate by The New York Times, New York Daily News, amNew York, NBC Nightly News, The Real Deal, Business Insider, the Huffington Post, and NY1 News, among others. Teri holds a BA in journalism and a law degree from New York University. 

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