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The Berry Company Partners with Neighbor Island Schools to Collect Outdated Phone Directories and Educate the Community on the Importance of Recycling

The Berry Company is proud to host the 8th Annual Outdated Phone Directory Recycling Contest on the neighbor islands, which runs through May 15, 2016. Schools across the islands of Hawaii, Kauai, Lanai, Maui and Molokai will participate in the recycling drive and environmental awareness campaign by collecting outdated phone directories in the community.

To learn more, view the website here.


The county will be holding a special set of April HHW Collection Events in Kealakehe (Kailua-Kona) on April 23, 2016 and Hilo on April 30, 2016.

Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event - Kailua-Kona (Kealakehe)
Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event - Hilo


Register by 4/20 for April 23 Composting Workshop in Kona

 10 am-12 noon at West HI Civic Center

Instructors Tamar & Cameron Atsumi cover how to compost yard greenery and kitchen scraps into nutrients for soil and various composting methods for beginners and experienced. FREE workshop; donations to Recycle HI appreciated. Workshop with Samantha Robinson & Noah Dodd is May 21st in Waimea. For both Saturday sessions, advance registration is required; first-come, first-served. Contact , 985-8725. Go to Backyard Composting Page for more information.


 New 'Keeping It Green' Newsletter

Download the latest issue of Recycle Hawai`i's 'Keeping It Green' Newsletter

'Keeping it Green' Newsletter


Effective April 1, 2016 Big Island Toyota - Hilo will not be accepting waste motor oil from the general public.


2016 Art & Science of Recycling

EE Week theme: “Greening STEM, Rooted in Math”
Open to all preK-12 students of schools, homeschools & community groups on Hawaii Island.
Register now by April 1

For more information, click here
Printable 2016 ASR Information, Registration & Project Forms here


April 23 & May 21 Home Composting Workshops

For Earth Month, learn how to compost yard greenery and kitchen scraps into nutrients for soil, instead of wasting in our landfill. Sign up for one of Recycle Hawaii’s FREE Composting Workshops on April 23rd in Kailua-Kona or May 21st in Waimea. Both Saturday sessions are 10 a.m. to 12 noon.

Advance registration is required; first-come, first-served. Contact , 985-8725. Go to Backyard Composting Page for details.


  Hawai`i Island Recycling Guide

Download the latest Hawai`i Island Recycle Guide - April 2016


LIGHT UP AND support Recycle Hawaii

Solar Lantern cropped photo by MHee

The Little Solar Lantern with a Big Impact.
Ideal for camping, parties, blackouts, roadside assistance and more.  Just charge in the sun and light up your world!  
● Receive one FREE with a new or renewing Recycle Hawaii membership of $50 or higher category while supplies last until Nov. 15th (America/Hawaii Recycles Day).
 ● Support Recycle Hawaii for $25 each (shipping & handling included).  They make great gifts too.
To use credit card:
Or mail in your membership or solar lantern order to:
Recycle Hawaii, PO Box 4847, Hilo HI  96720


Household Hazardous Waste

Dumping household hazardous waste in your trash is harmful to the environment and may cause groundwater contamination. The County offers one-day collection events for residents to safely and properly dispose of these wastes.

Free HHW Collection Events:
HILO TRANSFER STATION: 1st Saturday in June & December, 7:30am – 2:30pm.
KEALAKEHE TRANSFER STATION: 2nd Saturday in June & December, 7:30am – 2:30pm.


Support County Bill to ban polystyrene foam “Styrofoam” food containers & food service ware on Hawaii Island.

Click here for more information on our Zero Waste page.


Swain Barber Foundation Grant funds Outreach & Education Programs

Click here for press release


Due to the cancellation of the County of Hawaii Department of Environmental Management Education & Outreach contract, Recycle Hawai`i will no longer be hosting the 24/7 Recycling InfoLine  hotlines for West Hawaii - 329-2886 and East Hawaii  - 261-2676.

Callers requesting information about County of Hawaii services are advised to go to the  Department of Environmental Management website to obtain up-to-date information and get access to the proper person’s email or phone number.


KTA earns 2015 Keeping It Green Hawai‘i award

Recycle Hawai‘i and Earth-Friendly Schools Hawai‘i presented KTA Super Stores with a 2015 Keeping It Green Hawai‘i award as part of America Recycles Day. Learn more about this local family-owned supermarket business whose management, operations and customer service clearly demonstrate a commitment to the environment through its ‘Green Initiatives’: click here


Greenwaste Program Changes - Disposal Fee
Implementation - July 1, 2015

The County of Hawai‘i Department of Environmental Management will begin charging a new tipping fee on July 1, 2015 to businesses that drop off greenwaste at recycling facilities in West Hawai‘i and East Hawai‘i. Revenue from the new fee will help to finance an expansion of greenwaste recycling services across the island.
For more information, view the webpage here