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Christmas trees can be recycled on Kauai

KAUAI (HawaiiNewsNow) - Kauai county officials are encouraging residents to recycle their Christmas trees this year.

"We hope that everyone will take the time to recycle their Christmas trees," said Mayor Bernard Carvalho, Jr. "It requires little effort, yet the impact on our island is tremendous. If everyone recycles their trees, tons of green waste would be diverted from our landfill, and the compost generated from this can be used to fertilize other trees and plants."

Christmas trees are accepted for recycling daily except on holidays at the Hanalei, Hanapepe, Kapaa and Lihue refuse transfer stations, 7:15 a.m. to 5:15 p.m., and the Kekaha Landfill, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.

A drop-off point for trees is also located outside the main entrance to Kauai Nursery and Landscaping on Kaumuali‘i Highway in Puhi seven days a week.

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

For more information about recycling programs, contact the County Recycling Office at 241-4841 or log on to the county's web site

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