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Hawai`i County holiday greens recycling program runs through 31 Jan

With it's diverse cultural blend, Hawai`i has many traditions which celebrate in mid-winter with greenery. Not only Christmas trees, wreaths, and garlands adorn homes and businesses, but kadomatsu, oranges, and native Hawaiian foliage are prized, as well.

Literally "Gate Pine," the kadomatsu is made of pine and bamboo, and is a beloved part of Japan and Hawai`i holiday decor
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Hawai`i County Dept. of Environmental Management requests that community members recycle holiday greenery such as trees, wreaths, garlands, and kadomatsu.

Greens are being accepted at the designated drop-off areas at these County of Hawai'i Solid Waste Facilities:

East Hawai'i Organics Facility (Hilo)
West Hawai'i Organics Facility (Pu'uanahulu)
Honoka'a
Ka'auhuhu/Hāwī
Kailua-Kona (Kealakehe)
Kea'au
Keauhou
Ke'ei
Pāhoa
Puakō
Waimea
Wai'ōhinu

Solid Waste Facility Attendants will direct participants to the proper drop-off point. If you are unsure where to go, this link has a map and directions to your local Recycling & Transfer Station.

Trees and all other greenery must be free of all decorations, lights, tinsel, nails and ornaments. Please do not drop off artificial trees/greenery or flocked trees. Please help make this holiday season a little greener. Also free mulch is available at the West Hawai‘i and East Hawai‘i Organics Facilities.

For more information on recyclein in Hawai`i County, visit www.HawaiiZeroWaste.org or phone the Solid Waste Division Office at 961-8270.