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Free residential household hazardous waste collection (June 2 & 9)


Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) collection events will occur between 7:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m., as follows:

* Saturday, June 2, at the Hilo Recycling and Transfer Station.
* Saturday, June 9, at the Kailua-Kona (Kealakehe) Recycling and Transfer Station.

These events are for household-generated and self-hauled waste only. No business or farm wastes and NO electronic waste will be accepted.

The county Department of Environmental Management holds these regular collection events so residents can conveniently dispose of acceptable HHW in a manner that protects both public health and the environment.

Some acceptable HHW are automotive fluids, used batteries, fluorescent lights and pesticides.

For a more complete list of acceptable or unacceptable HHW, visit

The next scheduled HHW Collection Events will be Sept. 8, 2012 in Waiohinu and Dec. 1, 2012 in Hilo and Dec. 8, 2012 in Kailua-Kona (Kealakehe).

For further information, contact Chris Chin-Chance, recycling specialist with the Department of Environmental Management at 961-8554 or email to

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