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Residents recycle more than 150 million lbs. refuse

MEDIA RELEASE Celebrate Nov. 15 — Hawaii Recycles Day The county Department of Environmental Management says “Mahalo and Congratulations” to all the residents and businesses of the County of Hawaii. Last year, residents helped achieve a recycling rate of 34 percent and recycled more than 150 million pounds The county continues to work steadily toward […]

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Free residential household hazardous waste collection (March 2-3)

MEDIA RELEASE Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) collection events will occur between 8:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., as follows: * Saturday, March 2 at the Waimea Recycling and Transfer Station * Sunday, March 3 at the Pahoa Recycling and Transfer Station These events are for household generated and self-hauled waste only. Business, government agency or farm […]

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County recycling rate at 38% for 2011

MEDIA RELEASE The Department of Environmental Management says “Mahalo and Congratulations” to all the residents and businesses of the County of Hawaii. Last year, you helped achieve a record recycling rate of 38 percent and 190 million pounds! The county continues to work steadily toward the state goal of 50 percent recycling and the long- […]

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School recycling petition aims to protect aina

Allie Kitchens: ‘… Having a recycling program at our school was essentially illegal. I was shocked! How could this be?’

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Every ounce counts toward UH recycling goal

MEDIA RELEASE The University of Hawaii is aiming to reach a goal of helping Hawaii responsibly recycle and dispose of five million pounds of ewaste through the statewide Education & Government eWaste Disposal Days program. Public and private schools, city, county, state or federal/military branches, non-profits, small businesses (of less than 100 employees), and residents […]

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Big Isle joins rally for increased recycling

MEDIA RELEASE Americans recycle only one-and-a-half pounds of the more than four pounds of waste they generate daily, adding unnecessary waste to our nation’s landfills. In an effort to help slow this trend and further inspire waste reduction efforts, SC Johnson has partnered with Recyclebank, the award-winning recycling incentives program, to launch the SC Johnson […]

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HPA hosts Kang at Ohana Night (April 11)

HPA hosts Kang at Ohana Night (April 11)

MEDIA RELEASE Angela Kang, county recycling specialist, will be the featured speaker at the next Ohana Night at the Energy Lab, presented by Hawaii Preparatory Academy at 6 p.m. Wednesday, April 11. The event is free and open to the public. Kang will present Zero-Waste Your Home and Office. As part of her presentation, families […]

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Please help keep our island green and recycle your holiday tree and greenery. After Christmas, drop your trees at any of eight county recycle and transfer stations: Hilo, Puakō, Kailua-Kona, Honoka‘a, Kea‘au, Keauhou, Waimea and Wai‘ōhinu.

This program will last from Dec. 26, through Jan. 15, 2012

Recycle your Christmas tree with help from the County

Please help keep our island green and recycle your holiday tree and greenery. After Christmas, drop your trees at any of eight county recycle and transfer stations: Hilo, Puakō, Kailua-Kona, Honoka‘a, Kea‘au, Keauhou, Waimea and Wai‘ōhinu. This program will last from Dec. 26, through Jan. 15, 2012

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Marx calls for national plastic bottle recycling legislation

Marx calls for national plastic bottle recycling legislation

MEDIA RELEASE Democratic Congressional candidate Bob Marx has called for a nationwide plastic bottle recycling law similar to Hawaii’s. Speaking to residents in Ocean View on Hawaii Island, Marx said such a law is necessary law to halt the degradation of the Pacific Ocean. At the convergence of the Northern Pacific gyre between California and […]

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County Department of Environmental Management employees pose in front of a bin full of recycled e-waste Saturday, Oct. 22. From left, kneeling, Kyle Matsuoka, Larry Matsumoto, Burt Kaha, Paul Moniz; Second row, standing, Paul Escobar, Channing Tokeshi, Bobby Medeiros, Kenneth Urbanozo. Missing (doing traffic control), Gabe Sampaia and Kynaston Ventura. (Photo courtesy of County of Hawaii)

County launches E-Waste collection program

department of environmental management, recycling hawaii247.com/wp-content/uploa… MEDIA RELEASE The county Department of Environmental Management (DEM) launched its new E-Waste Collection Program on Oct. 1, 2011. Every week, the county Solid Waste Division will host an event around the island for residents to recycle old TVs, computers and other electronics. Last Saturday was the first date […]

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The county Department of Environmental Management will begin collecting residential e-waste Saturday, Oct. 1, 2011.

Free e-waste collection will take place on a rotating basis at four island transfer stations on Saturdays beginning at the Waiohinu Recycling and Transfer Station this Saturday. E-waste collection will continue at the Waiohinu Transfer Station on the first Saturday of each month thereafter.

County offers free e-waste collection (Oct. 1)

The county Department of Environmental Management will begin collecting residential e-waste Saturday, Oct. 1, 2011. Free e-waste collection will take place on a rotating basis at four island transfer stations on Saturdays beginning at the Waiohinu Recycling and Transfer Station this Saturday. E-waste collection will continue at the Waiohinu Transfer Station on the first Saturday […]

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Pahoa 'Reuse Center' closing temporarily

Pahoa ‘Reuse Center’ closing temporarily

MEDIA RELEASE The Reuse Center at the Pahoa Recycling and Transfer Station will be closed temporarily beginning this week for the construction of improvements that will make it a better resource for the community. The county Department of Environmental Management plans to enclose the Pahoa reuse center partially to make it easier to manage the […]

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Participation in HI-5 recycling program remains strong

Participation in HI-5 recycling program remains strong

MEDIA RELEASE People in Hawaii recycled more than 686 million containers from July 1, 2010, to June 30, 2011, or about 76 percent of all beverage containers sold, according to the “HI-5” recycling program administered by the state Department of Health. Last year, from July 1, 2009 to June 30, 2010, the recycling rate was […]

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County motor oil recycling funding slashed

County motor oil recycling funding slashed

MEDIA RELEASE For the past several years, the county has contracted with Recycle Hawaii for the Used Motor Oil (UMO) Recycling Program that included six sites islandwide, including Big Island Toyota in Hilo and Kona. This year the state ended the grant program that provided $55K to $65K annually to fund the UMO program. The […]

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