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Maui Christmas Tree Recycling Begins Today

December 26, 2013, 7:00 AM HST
* Updated December 26, 9:07 AM
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Maui Christmas Tree. File photo by Wendy Osher.

Maui Christmas Tree. File photo by Wendy Osher.

By Maui Now Staff

The County of Maui has released a list of composting locations for Christmas tree recycling this year.

The Recycling Section of the County of Maui requests that all Christmas trees be taken to composting facilities.

County officials advise that trees cannot be taken to community centers, recycling centers, or dumped in parking lots.

Locations, dates and hours for composting include the following:

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Central Maui: EKO Compost at the Central Maui Landfill, Monday to Saturday, 6 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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Kīhei:  Pacific Green Waste and Compost in Kīhei off Piʻilani Highway, Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., closed Christmas and New Year’s Day, $5 per Christmas tree.

West Maui: Trees may be brought to the Olowalu Convenience Center, Monday to Saturday, 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Upcountry:  The Rotary Club of Upcountry Maui will offer curbside pick-up service for Upcountry Maui starting Saturday, Jan. 4, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. A $10 donation per tree will go toward supporting local Rotary projects. Pukalani and Kula residents should call 878-2177; Pā’ia, Ha’ikū and Makawao residents should call 298-2393 by Jan. 1 to schedule pickup. Participants are asked to make checks payable to “Rotary Club of Upcountry Maui,” and to set the tree out on the curb before 8 a.m. on the day of pickup (to be determined during phone call).

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County officials remind the public that since the trees will be processed into compost, all decorations should be removed, including tinsel and other materials.

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