For the sixth year, greenlimbs is pleased to serve the city and residents by offering an alternative means of sustainable tree disposal at Treecycling on Saturday, January 7.

Since 2011, greenlimbs and our community partners have diverted more than 1,500 trees from landfill turning them instead into mulch for use at schoolyards, senior centers and city parks.

This year our chipping hub will be located at Jefferson Square Park and operated by Bartlett Tree Experts.  Mulch generated from trees and holiday greens will be donated this year to Bennett Compost for use in the winter/spring operations.

Saturday, January 7 

Bainbridge Green, 4th & Bainbridge: sponsored by greenlimbs, Queen Village Neighbors Association, 10am-2pm

Jefferson Square Park: sponsored by greenlimbs, Friends of Jefferson Square Park, Queen Village Neighbors Association, 10am-2pm

Louis I. Kahn Park (SE corner of 11th & Pine): sponsored by greenlimbs, Washington Square West Civic Association, 10am-12pm

Rite Aid, 9th & Catherine: sponsored by greenlimbs, Bella Vista Neighbors Association, 10am-2pm

The Shambles, 2nd & Lombard: sponsored by greenlimbs, Queen Village Neighbors Association, 10am-2pm

Columbus Square Park, 13th & Reed: sponsored by Passyunk Square Civic Assocoation, East Passyunk Crossing Civic Association, Lower Moyamensing Civic Association, Columbus Square Park, and East Point Breeze Neighbors, 9:30am-3:30pm

Clark Park, 43rd & Chester Ave.: sponsored by UC Green, UCD, 10am-4pm

Sunday, January 8

Sunset Ave. at Norwood Fontbonne Academy: sponsored by Weavers Way Environment Committee and Green in Chestnut Hill (GRinCH), 9:30am-12:30pm

The City of Philadelphia’s Street’s Department is accepting trees from 9am-3pm at 23 locations on SaturdayJanuary 7 and January 14, 2017.

Also this year, Bennett Compost is offering  curbside pickup of Christmas trees for recycling at locally-organized events Saturday, January 7 and 14th. Requests for a pickup may be made here. The cost is $15, $5 of which will be generously be donated to local civic and nonprofit groups hosting Treecycling events. (Please note that trees left curbside MUST be free of lights, ornaments and stands.)

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Treecycling is made possible with support of volunteers and sponsors. Learn more about volunteering here or email