County again offers tree-cycling to help make the holidays greener
Big Island residents are encouraged to tree-cycle their holiday trees and kadomatsu decorations again this year to keep them out of the Hawai‘i County landfill. The service is available through Jan. 15, 2023, except during the annual closure of solid waste facilities on New Year’s Day.
Tree-cycling is available from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on regular greenwaste collection days at the following recycling and transfer stations:
- Kealakehe (Kailua-Kona).
The service is also available from 7 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. daily at the East Hawai‘i Organics Facility in Hilo and Monday through Saturday at the West Hawai‘i Organics Facility in Pu‘uanahulu; however, both facilities are closed from noon to 12:30 p.m.
Residential customers with only holiday trees can proceed directly to the East Hawai‘i Organics Facility and tree-cycling area — there is no need to go to the county scale house as typically required. Residential loads with greenwaste and holiday trees must go to the scale house to be weighed.
All commercial haulers or holiday tree collectors must proceed to the scale house before recycling.
For more information, click here or call the Hawai‘i County Department of Environmental Management Solid Waste Division at 808-961-8270.