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Proposed Changes to 2-Bin Recycling Program

MEDIA RELEASE The new changes in the County of Hawai’i’s recycling program for non-HI-5 plastic and specific paper are unfortunate; especially in light of global climate change concerns and our landfill challenges here on our island. This shift in our recycling capability sheds light on the changing global scales of refuse and how we, as […]

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Changes to the County’s 2-bin recycling program, effective Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Due to significant decreases in the global recycling markets, the County, unfortunately, will no longer be able to accept some of the items collected at our transfer stations. The County’s current 2-Bin recycling program includes a “mixed bin” for recycling of paper, plastic, cardboard/boxboard, and aluminum/tin, and a second “glass bin” for non-HI-5 glass. As […]

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Used motor oil collection site at South Point U-Cart temporarily closed

The used motor oil collection site at South Point U-Cart is temporarily closed March 12, 2019 – May 15, 2019, due to ongoing issues with the used motor oil containment unit being contaminated with water, rubbish and other unacceptable materials. As a reminder to the public below is a list of acceptable materials:

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Kailua Village Christmas tree lighting ceremony at Emma’s Square across from Hulihee Palace on Friday (Nov 23). Photography by Baron Sekiya | Hawaii 24/7

County Christmas Tree recycling to begin on Wednesday (Dec 26)

Residential customers may leave holiday trees in designated tree-cycling areas (but not in the rubbish chutes) during normal business hours between December 26, 2018 and January 15, 2019 only. Facility attendants will direct the public to the proper treecycling drop-off point. For more information or a map and directions to drop-off locations, go to www.hawaiizerowaste.org/facili…

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County recycling program no longer accepts #5 plastics

Due to changes in global recycling markets, starting December 1, 2018, the County of Hawai’i will no longer accept #5 plastics, plastic grocery bags, nor any clam shell-type plastic (salad, bentos, fruit, etc.) in the mixed recyclable bins at the Recycling & Transfer Stations.

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List of used motor oil collection sites on Hawaii Island

Do-It-Yourself Used Motor Oil Collection Sites at the following seven locations are open and accepting used motor oil: Lex Brodie’s Tire & Service Center in Hilo Pa‘auilo Village Service Kealakehe High School Auto Shop O’Reilly Auto Parts in Kona CarTow Kohala in Hāwī RPM Kawaihae South Point U-Cart in Ocean View For more information on […]

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The Annual Charity Trees event at the The Canoe House restaurant at Mauna Lani Bay Hotel & Bungalows. Photo Baron Sekiya | Hawaii 24/7

Hawaii County Christmas Tree recycling begins Monday (Dec 26)

To help make the holidays greener, the Solid Waste Division of the Department of Environmental Management will again offer Treecycling!

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To help make the holidays, greener, the Solid Waste Division of the Department of the Environmental Management will again offer treecycling!
 
Between 12/26/15 and 1/17/16, residential customers may leave trees in the designated areas (not in the rubbish chutes) at any of the County Solid Waste Division Facilities during normal business hours except for the Miloli’i and Ocean View Transfer  Stations.

Christmas tree recycling offered

To help make the holidays, greener, the Solid Waste Division of the Department of the Environmental Management will again offer treecycling! Between 12/26/15 and 1/17/16, residential customers may leave trees in the designated areas (not in the rubbish chutes) at any of the County Solid Waste Division Facilities during normal business hours except for the […]

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Changes in county green waste recycling

MEDIA RELEASE The county Department of Environmental Management will begin charging a new tipping fee on March 1, 2015 to businesses that deposit green waste at recycling facilities in Puuanahulu and Hilo. Revenue from the new fee will help to finance an expansion of green waste recycling services across the island. The new fee will […]

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Volcano Transfer Station improvements, repairs

MEDIA RELEASE The Solid Waste Division would like to thank the public for its patience and kokua during the construction and improvements taking place at the Volcano Recycling and Transfer Station. During this construction period, note that rubbish disposal will be moved closer to the entry of the Transfer Station and roll off bins will […]

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Pahoa Certified Redemption Center closed until further notice

MEDIA RELEASE Effective Dec. 1, the Pahoa HI-5 Certified Redemption Center located at the Pahoa Recycling & Transfer Station will be closed until further notice. Alternate site days and hours: * Keaau Recycling & Transfer Station 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday * Pahoa Pahoa Village Road (Across from the Post Office) 8 a.m.-3:30 […]

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HI-5 redemption center hours change

MEDIA RELEASE Effective July 1, 2014, the hours of operation at all 10 HI-5 Certified Redemption Centers at county recycling and transfer stations will change. New schedule of days and hours below: * Hawi – Saturday, Sunday * Hilo – Wednesday, Saturday, Sunday * Honokaa – Saturday, Sunday * Kealakehe – Monday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday […]

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County recycling holiday trees through Jan. 31

MEDIA RELEASE To help make the holidays greener, the Solid Waste Division of the Department of Environmental Management is offering treecycling. Through Jan. 31, residents may leave trees in the designated areas (not in the rubbish chutes) at any of these County Solid Waste Division Facilities: West Hawaii Locations: West Hawaii Organics Facility (Puuanahulu), Kaauhuhu/Hawi, […]

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Free residential household hazardous waste collection

MEDIA RELEASE Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) collection events will occur between 7:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m., as follows: * Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013, at the Hilo Recycling and Transfer Station. * Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013, at the Kailua-Kona (Kealakehe) Recycling and Transfer Station. These events are for household-generated and self-hauled waste only. No business or […]

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