Christmas Tree Recycling Programs Announced
By Maui Now Staff
Several Christmas Tree “treecycling” options are available, according to an announcement from the County of Maui Department of Environmental Management, Solid Waste Division. Both drop-off and nonprofit, donation-based tree pickup services are available.
Residents who would like to use any of these services must remove all holiday ornaments, lights, hooks, tinsel, flocking, etc. so that the trees can be composted properly.
The county’s recycling program is sponsoring free residential Christmas trees drop-offs at the following landfills:
Central Maui County Drop-Off Location
EKO Compost at the Central Maui Landfill
Monday-Saturday, 6 a.m. – 3 p.m.
New Year’s Day 6 a.m. – noon
West Maui County Drop-Off Location
Olowalu Recycling Center
Monday-Saturday, 8 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Closed New Year’s Day
Moloka’i Landfill Green Waste Area
Tuesday-Saturday, 8 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Closed New Year’s Day
Community Program, Donation-Based Drop-Off Locations
Kīhei Compost (off Pi’ilani Highway)
Monday-Friday, 7 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Saturday, 8 a.m. – noon
Trees accepted until Jan. 31. For all other greenwaste drop-offs, call (808) 874-0899 for fees.
Makawao Elementary School (Ukiu Road)
Sunday, Jan. 4, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
$5 donation to support the fifth grade end-of-the-year banquet
Community Program, Donation-Based Pickup Services
Valley Isle Soccer Academy Fundraiser
Service are available for Kahului, Wailuku, Ha’ikū, Kīhei and Wailea
Saturday, Jan. 3, 7 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Call (808) 385-3176 to schedule a pickup
Accepting $10 donation per tree
Rotary Club of Upcountry Maui
Service available for Pā’ia, Ha’ikū, Makawao, Pukalani and Kula
Saturday, Jan. 3, 8 a.m. – noon
To schedule a pickup, call (808) 878-2177. Residents are asked to set the trees out on the curb before 8 a.m. on the day of pickup.
$10 donation per tree to support Upcountry Rotary’s community projects
For general recycling information, contact the Recycle Maui County Hotline at (808) 270-7880. For Lāna’i residents, call toll-free at 1+(800) 272-0125, ext. 7880; Molokai residents call toll-free at 1+(800) 272-0117, ext. 7880.