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Hawai’i County Holiday Treecycling

December 15, 2015, 8:38 AM HST
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While the disposal of your current lush green Christmas tree maybe not be at the forefront of your thoughts, the County of Hawai’i Department of Environmental Management Solid Waste Division is preparing ahead of the after-holiday disposal rush.

Treecycling will take place between Dec. 26 and Jan. 17 for residential recycling of holiday trees.

The trees can be left in designated areas rather than being through into rubbish chutes at County Solid Waste Division facilities during regular operating hours, with the exception of the Milolii and Ocean View transfer stations.

Attendants at each of the facilities will direct the public to the proper drop-off point.

Residential customers in Hilo should take holiday trees directly to the East Hawai’i Organics Facility. At the facility, a designated area to drop off trees will be available. Residential tree drop-offs are not required to go to scale.


Both commercial haulers and holiday tree collectors are both required to go to the scale at the East Hawai’i Organics Facility or the West Hawai’i Organics Facility in Waikoloa.


Trees being dropped off for recycling should be free of all decorations, stands, lights, tinsel, and ornaments. Artificial and flocked trees are not permitted. Those may be disposed of in the regular trash chutes.

Kadomatsu decorations can also be recycled.

To review maps and directions to drop-off locations or to learn more about recycling in Hawai’i County, visit the Hawai’i Zero Waste website.


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