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County offers free Christmas tree recycling

By Staff | Dec 31, 2020

OLOWALU — Free Christmas tree recycling drop off service is being offered by the County of Maui Environmental Protection and Sustainability Division.

All decorations, including tinsel, must be removed from trees before they can be dropped off for recycling.

Until Jan. 9, Christmas trees will be accepted at the Kihei Recycling Center from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily, and at the Makawao Recycling Center from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday.

Other drop-off locations include EKO at the Central Maui Landfill from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Saturday; Hana, Lanai and Molokai landfills from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday; and the Olowalu Convenience Center from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Monday through Sunday.

The Rotary Club of Upcountry Maui is providing a donation-based Christmas tree curbside pick-up service for residents of Paia, Haiku, Pukalani, Makawao and Kula from 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Jan. 2. A $10 to $20 donation per tree supports local Rotary projects. To schedule a pick-up, call (808) 878-2177 by Friday, Jan. 1.

Please kokua — it is illegal to dump trees at community centers, Haiku or University of Hawaii Maui College recycling centers, parking lots and roadsides. For more information, call the Recycling Hotline at 270-7880.