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County: Christmas tree and electronics recycling available

By Staff | Jan 5, 2017

WAILUKU – The County of Maui reminds residents that a variety of programs are available for recycling Christmas trees and unwanted electronics this holiday season. County parks, community centers or other county facilities may not be used for tree-cycling or dumping of unwanted items.

Trees being recycled must have all decorations removed, including tinsel, to allow them to be safely composted. Tree recycling is available at the following locations: Olowalu Convenience Center (242-7999), EKO Compost at the Central Maui Landfill (572-8844), Hana Landfill (264-6313), and Kihei Compost (call 874-0899 for fees).

For electronics, the County of Maui Department of Environmental Management, Environmental Protection and Sustainability Division announced that its E-Cycling program will hold a holiday cleanup day on Thursday, Jan. 5, from 9 a.m. to noon. The holiday cleanup will be held in addition to the program’s usual schedule.

The E-Cycling program is located at 901 Lower Main St. in Wailuku, down the street from Home Maid Bakery. E-Cycling’s regular hours are Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. and Tuesdays from 1 to 5 p.m.

Items accepted at the E-Cycling program include computers, televisions, microwaves, cell phones, stereos, copiers, fax machines and other items with circuit boards.

The service is provided free of charge; the public is asked to be courteous by not leaving any items at the gate after hours.

This program, which is funded by the county and operated by Habitat for Humanity, ships out four to five 40-foot containers every month to a Mainland electronics processor for recycling.

The E-Cycling hotline is (808) 280-6460. For general recycling questions, call the Recycling Hotline at (808) 270-7880 or visit www.mauicounty.gov/ recycle.