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Proper Christmas Tree Disposal

City refuse officials are reminding residents to recycle their Christmas trees curbside, as part of their normal green-waste pickup.

Trees should be free of flocking, ornaments and tinsel, and should be cut to fit into the green carts (with the lid closed).

Residents also can bring them to the nearest Refuse Convenience Center, or to the composting facility at Hawaiian Earth Products in Campbell Industrial Park (682-5895). There is no tip fee for holiday trees.

For more information, visit opala.org and click on Holiday Trash Tips.

For Windward customers, there is the Laie Refuse Convenience Center (on Kamehameha Highway behind the corporate yard) or the Waimanalo center at 41-241 Hihimanu St., near the sewage treatment plant.