18th annual MulchFest commences to recycle Christmas trees across the city
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BROOKLYN - The city's Parks Department will be hosting MulchFest 2014 Saturday and Sunday for those who wish to get rid of their lingering Christmas trees across all five boroughs.
The city has set up 46 locations and 36 chipping sites to get rid of the trees for the 18th annual event.
Some Brooklyn residents have been volunteering in order to get the job done. One resident says there is no excuse for not dropping a tree off at any of the locations.
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The mulch will going to a number of places to be turned into compost and used on fields and trees. Last year, 25,000 trees were disposed of, 9,000 of which were from Brooklyn alone.