New Paltz mulching, not burning, this year’s Christmas Trees

The Village of New Paltz will be mulching Christmas trees this year and offering that by-product to anyone interested in it for gardens or pathways. Residents are encouraged to get their trees out of the house before they dry out a as they pose a high fire risk.

There are two ways you can dispose of your Christmas tree to be mulched:

• In the Village, leave it curbside any time before 10:00 AM on Friday, January 11th 2019. If you choose this option, please give the DPW a call at 845-255-1980 to give a heads-up that the tree is ready for pick-up or;

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• Drop it off at the Village DPW next to Village Hall, 25 Plattekill Avenue before 10:00 AM on Friday, January 11th, 2019.

Contact Village Clerk Alberta Shaw for more information: 845-255-0130 or clerk@villageofnewpaltz.org.

Mulch will be made available free of charge to the public after Monday, January 14, 2019 at the Village’s waste water treatment plant located off of Huguenot Street. Please note: many gardeners recommend aging fresh mulch before applying to plants. Please consult with a garden expert if unsure what’s best for your application.

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