County offers ‘tree-cycling’ at multiple locations

The Solid Waste Division of the Department of Environmental Management is again offering “tree-cycling.”

Residential customers are encouraged to tree-cycle their holiday trees and kadomatsu decorations at the following recycling and transfer stations: Kealakehe, Ke‘ei, Kea‘au, Pahoa, Volcano and Waimea from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on regular greenwaste collection days; at the East Hawaii Organics Facility in Hilo from 7 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. (closed from noon to 12:30 p.m. daily); and at the West Hawaii Organics Facility in Pu‘uanahulu Mondays through Saturdays from 7 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. (closed from noon to 12:30 p.m.).


Residential customers with only holiday trees for tree-cycling may proceed directly to the East Hawaii Organics Facility and tree-cycling area. There is no need to go to the county scale house, as typically required.

Residential loads with both greenwaste and holiday trees must go to the county scale house to be weighed.

All commercial haulers or holiday tree collectors must proceed to the county scale house before recycling.

This service will be available to the public through Jan. 15 except for the annual closure of solid waste facilities on Jan. 1.

For more information, please visit: or call the Solid Waste Division at (808) 961-8270

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