Recycle your trees

LIHUE – County officials are encouraging residents to recycle their Christmas trees.

Christmas trees are being accepted for recycling daily except on holidays at the green waste drop-off areas of the Hanapepe, Kapaa and Lihue refuse transfer stations from 7:15 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. and at the Kekaha Landfill from 8 a.m. to noon and from 12:30 p.m. to 4 p.m.

The Hanalei transfer station is also accepting Christmas trees for recycling during its green waste hours daily from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

A drop-off point for the trees is also located on the west side of the main entrance to Kauai Nursery and Landscaping on Kaumualii Highway in Puhi seven days a week.

The trees must be bare and free of flocking, tinsel, and ornaments when they are brought to the recycling locations.

Please note that the green waste sites are closed when weather is bad. For updates, call 212-4683.

For more information about the county’s recycling programs, please contact the County Recycling Office at 241-4841 or log on to the county website,


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