Downtown Alliance Hosts MulchFest and Electronic Waste Recycling Event on Saturday, January 12th

The Alliance for Downtown New York will host a MulchFest and Electronic Waste Recycling Event to help New Yorkers avoid a post-holiday headache by collecting holiday trees and unwanted electronic goods on Saturday, January 12, 2012.

The event – run in conjunction with the New York City Departments of Parks and Recreation and Sanitation and the Lower East Side Ecology Center – will take place at the south end of Bowling Green Park starting at 10 AM. Free hot apple cider, light snacks and recycling bags will be given away.

Date: Saturday, January 12, 2012

Time: (MulchFest) 10 AM to 2 PM / (E-Waste) 10 AM to 4 PM

Location:  Bowling Green Park (Broadway and Whitehall)

The New York City Department of Parks & Recreation is recommending that anyone planning to drop off a tree remove all lights and ornaments before bringing them to the MulchFest site.

Additionally, you can drop off your tree at nearby locations, and a Downtown Alliance van will stop at the spots throughout the day. Residents cannot board the van.

The locations are:

  • The corner of Wall and William Streets
  • The corner of John and Gold Streets
  • Pearl Street between Fulton Street and Beekman Street
  • West Thames Street between Battery Place and South End Avenue
  • The corner of South End Avenue and Albany Street
  • North End Avenue between Murray Street and Warren Street.

The day’s events are co-sponsored by Con Edison, Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP, the New York City Departments of Sanitation and Parks & Recreation, Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer, New York City Council Member Margaret Chin, Community Board 1, the FiDi Association, Lower East Side Ecology Center, Tekserve, and Whole Foods.

The Lower East Side Ecology Center and Tekserve are hosting the electronic waste event. Items that will be accepted are: 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.

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