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Residential household hazardous waste collection (Sept. 8)


A special Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Collection Event is 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 8 at the Waiohinu Solid Waste Recycling and Transfer Station.

This event is for household generated and self-hauled waste only. No business or farm wastes allowed and NO electronic waste will be accepted.

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

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

There will also be a concurrent latex paint reuse collection/exchange during this event.

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

The website includes other useful information on solid waste diversion and recycling.

If you are unable to attend the event described above, the next HHW Collection Events will be Dec. 1 in Hilo and Dec. 8 in Kailua-Kona.

Direct comments or questions regarding these HHW Collection Events to Chris Chin-Chance, Recycling Specialist with the Department of Environmental Management at 961-8554 or email to

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