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Hazardous waste collections slated for Hilo, Kona

MEDIA RELEASE

The county Department of Environmental Management has scheduled household hazardous waste collection days in Hilo and Kona.

The Hilo date is Saturday, Dec. 6 at the Hilo Transfer Station/Recycling Center; the Kona date is Dec. Saturday, Dec. 13. at the Kealakehe Transfer Station/Recycling Center. Hours both days are 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

This is an opportunity for residents to safety dispose of their household hazardous waste. Materials accepted include all automotive fluids, corrosives, all types of batteries, fluorescent lights and ballasts, CFL’s (compact fluorescent lights), mercury thermometers, compressed gas cylinders, oil-based paints, toxic garden supplies, poisons, unused or outdated prescription medications (except controlled substances or needles) and miscellaneous hazardous household products.

Prohibited waste includes business and farm generated waste, electronic waste, latex paint, explosives, flares, biological or infectious waste, radioactive & shock sensitive materials, fire extinguishers, detergents and non-hazardous materials.

A separate non-hazardous latex paint reuse collection site will be set up nearby, look for the sign. 

— Find out more

Recycling in Hawaii: www.hawaiizerowaste.org or 961-5044

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