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County plans free residential household hazardous waste collection events


The county is planning Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) collection events on Saturday, April 16, at the Waimea Solid Waste Transfer Station, and Sunday, April 17 at the Pāhoa Solid Waste Transfer Station.

Collections will be from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The ARC of Hilo’s HI-5 Certified Redemption Center will remain open during the Pāhoa event.

These events are for household generated waste only. No business, farm wastes or electronic waste will be accepted.

The County of Hawai‘i Department of Environmental Management holds these collection events to help residents conveniently dispose of acceptable household hazardous wastes in a manner that protects public health and the environment.

Some acceptable household hazardous wastes are automotive fluids, used batteries, fluorescent lights and pesticides. For a more complete list of acceptable or unacceptable wastes, please visit our website The website includes other useful information on solid waste diversion and recycling.

If you are unable to attend the Pāhoa or Waimea events, the next household hazardous waste collections will be on June 4 in Hilo, and June 11 in Kona.

For more information about these events, contact Chris Chin-Chance, Recycling Specialist with the Department of Environmental Management at 961-8554 or email to

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