After the Holidays, Don’t Forget MulchFest & E-Waste Recycling

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Don’t chuck that holiday tree to the curb! Give your tree a new life at the Downtown Alliance’s Annual MulchFest and Electronic Waste Recycling Event at the south end of Bowling Green Park on Saturday, January 7. MulchFest will run from 10 AM to 2 PM, and E-Waste from 10 AM to 4 PM.

Lower Manhattan residents can drop off holiday trees to be turned into environmentally friendly mulch (and will be able to take home mulch to use in flower pots and gardens). And, complimentary beverages will be served. To make it even easier, free Downtown Connection shuttle buses will make special MulchFest stops to transport people and their trees to the event.

Special thanks to Con Edison, New York City Departments of Sanitation and Parks & Recreation, Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer, New York City Council Member Margaret Chin, Community Board 1, TekServe, Whole Foods and Crumbs Bake Shop.

As part of its ninth annual “After the Holidays” series, the Lower East Side Ecology Center also will be on hand, hosting an E-Waste event. People can drop off: working and non-working computers, monitors, printers, scanners, keyboards, mice, cables, televisions, videocassette recorders, DVD players, phones, audio/visual equipment, cell phones and personal digital assistants.

Recycling is free for all residents, small businesses (less than 50 employees), and nonprofit organizations.

For more details or for questions about items that can be accepted, visit or call (212) 477-4022.