The Roosevelt Island Twitterverse asked today:

I asked the
Haki Food Scrap Collective
Drop Off Site volunteers:

Is there no place on Roosevelt island to dispose of Christmas trees

Roosevelt Island Garden Club
volunteer Julia Ferguson replied: 

To properly dispose of Christmas trees from Roosevelt Island, the only way
to do that is to take the trees off island and to drop them at the Parks
Department location with
Mulchfest NYC Parks. One site that is very close is the Queensbridge Park on Vernon Blvd (just
before arriving at the Qboro bridge) anytime during park hours through
January 9th when they will be chipped for mulch. Astoria Park is also
hosting two chipping days this coming weekend on both Saturday and Sunday
January 8th and January 9th. 

In the past two years, volunteers from RIGC and Haki helped to take about
30-40 RI trees to Mulchfest, but we were unable to make any big effort this
year in 2022. That being said, RIGC/Haki volunteers can transport RI trees to
Vernon tomorrow only Saturday January 8th for anyone who wants to bring their
tree clean of any trimmings to the Haki Food Scrap Drop Off between 9 and 2
tomorrow. One car will make trips off Island with any trees brought to Haki

Any Roosevelt Islanders interested in requesting that RIOC make a shift to
more sustainable chipping of trees or to a link with NYC Parks Mulchfest in
2023 can email
[email protected]. Now is the time to begin to petition and plan for years ahead 2023 and
beyond. We can join together and write a letter about this positive change
for 2023.


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