December 26, 2002
The presents have been open, and New Year's coming. That means it's
time to think about recycling your Christmas tree. The Department of
Health in partnership with other state agencies, the counties, and
island businesses will be offering free Christmas tree recycling for
Oahu on Saturday, January 11th,
2003 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the following locations:
- Kailua Intermediate School
- Kaiser High School
- Kaneohe District Park
- Kapalama Elementary School
- Kapiolani Community College (corner of 18th and Kilauea
- Kapolei Elementary School
- Mililani Makaunulau (16 Acre) Park
- Polynesian Cultural Center
- UH Manoa (Richardson Law School)
- Waianae Comprehensive Health Center
- Waimea Falls Park
- Waiau District Park
Trees will be mulched for use in parks and other sites.
Only clean trees will be accepted for recycling. Trees that are
flocked or contain foreign objects such as tinsel, nails, and ornament
clips will not be accepted for recycling. Also, no wreaths will be
accepted because they contain wiring that will harm the chippers.
Note: Treecycling arrangements are in place for the one collection
day only. Please do not drop trees off at the collection sites either
before or after the January 11, as they pose a serious fire hazard to
the sites. For other options see below.
Other Oahu options:
We encourage residents to take advantage of the City & County's
of Honolulu's curbside green waste recycling collection service. This
twice a month, year-round service is provided in all areas that receive
automated refuse collection service.
All City & County of Honolulu Refuse Convenience Centers accept
trees and green trimmings year round from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. For
more information on curbside pick-up or for the location of the nearest
Refuse Convenience Center, call the City's Recycling Office at 692-5410.
- For recorded Oahu Tree-cycling information, please call 521-2447.
- For Hawaii Tree-cycling information, please call 961-2676.
- For Maui Tree-cycling information, please call 270-7874 or 270-7880.
- For Lanai & Molokai Tree-cycling information, please call 888-991-4000.
- For Kauai Tree-cycling information, please call 241-6891.
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