The Recycle Maui County section of the Department of Environmental Management would like to notify the community about the many different "treecycling" options available this holiday season.
The drop-off tree recycling sites are free unless otherwise noted. If no date is listed it means the sites have ongoing recycling operations.
All tree recycling locations require removal of all ornaments, lights, hooks, tinsel and other inorganic matter from the tree before recycling them. Flocked trees cannot be accepted at any locations.
For more recycling information, call the Recycle Maui County Hotline at 270-7880. Lana'i and Moloka'i residents can call at (800) 272-0125 and (800) 272-0117 (toll-free) respectively and ask to be transferred to ext. 7880.
Central Maui Landfill EKO Compost, 1 mile mauka of Hansen Road in Pu'unene, Monday to Saturday 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Maui Earth Compost on Pulehu Road at Hansen Road, in Pu'unene, $5 fee per tree.
Maui Earth Compost off of Pi'ilani Highway behind the Kihei Wastewater Reclamation Facility, $5 fee per tree.
Rotary Club of Upcountry Maui, curbside pickup service serving Kahului, Pa'ia, Ha'iku, Makawao, Pukalani and Kula on Jan. 7, 2012. Donation request is $10 per tree, with proceeds benefiting Upcountry Rotary projects. Call by Jan. 5, 2012, to schedule a pickup. Kahului residents call 573-9260; Kula, Pukalani and Makawao call 568-0131; and Pa'ia and Ha'iku residents call 878-2177.
Olowalu Recycling and Refuse Convenience Center, Honoapi'ilani Highway and Olowalu Village Road, Monday to Saturday from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Kihei Boy Scout Troop 22, curbside pickup service in Kihei only starting on Jan. 7, 2012. Call Gary at least one day in advance for pickup at 280-4817. Cost is $10 per tree and all proceeds benefit Troop 22.
Doris Todd Memorial Christian School, 519 Baldwin Ave., drop off trees in the school parking lot on Jan. 7, 2012, between 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Cost is $5 per tree and all proceeds benefit the school.
On Moloka'i trees should be taken to the Molokai Landfill green waste area off of Maunaloa Highway between mile marker three and four. Free drop-off times are between Thursday, Friday and Saturday only from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
On Lana'i residents are asked to drop their trees off in front of the City Nursery to the right of the gate to the green waste tub grinder. Trees can be dropped off at any time and motorists are asked to follow the signs posted in the area and pile the trees in an orderly fashion.