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Climate March & Festival April 29, 2017, Hilo starting at noon!



Nominations Open for 2017 Keeping it Green Hawaii Award

The KEEPING IT GREEN HAWAII program recognizes organizations, businesses, schools and government agencies for demonstrating ongoing commitment and activities that address natural resource conservation, “green” practices and preserving the environmental quality of life in Hawai‘i. For information, download KIGH flyer and visit Keep It Green Hawaii page.


FREE Saturday E-Waste Drop Offs for Residential at MR. K’S in Hilo.

E-waste drop-offs accepted daily 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM (except when closed).
HOUSEHOLD/Residential drop off fee: FREE on Saturdays, Fri $0.55/lb.
COMMERCIAL/Govm’t Agency & Non-Profit: drop off fee $0.55/lb. Saturdays, $0.95/lb Fri.

Accepted and unacceptable e-waste items same as County collections. NO Microwaves & heating/cooling equipment.


Upcoming Backyard Composting Workshops

May 6, 2017
For information & registration see flyer or visit Backyard Composting page.


National Medication Take-Back Initiative Collections ​on April 29, 2017 ​

The US DEA, State of Hawai‘i Attorney General and Hawai‘i Police Department are sponsoring a National Take-Back Initiative collection for medications on​​ April 29, 2017.

Please see HZW announcement below and flyer link at bottom of page. ​​

This event legally accepts controlled substances (e.g. opioid pain medications).


Register by April 29th for
The Arts & Crafts of UPCycling 2017

Recycle Hawaii launches its new program The Arts & Crafts of UPCycling Project to promote the reduction of waste going into the landfill by extending the life of valuable resources.

Demonstrate how you can REUSE, RECREATE, REPURPOSE or RECLAIM unwanted materials and items to upcycle into art, craft, functional or inventive products. OPEN TO ALL AGES of individuals and groups on Hawai‘i Island. REGISTER by April 29, 2017.

For complete information see the flyer or visit our Educational Programs page.


 Hawai`i Island Recycling Guide

Download the latest Hawai`i Island Recycle Guide - April 2017


New! Recycle Hawai'i 'Easy Guide'

This downloadable 'RH Easy Guide' includes 'My Zero Waste Checklist & Tips'


Limited Mulch Availability at East Hawaii Organics Facility in Hilo

Mulch supply at the East Hawai‘i Organics Facility in Hilo will be limited beginning February 15, 2017 through April 17, 2017. The limited supply is due to the County’s efforts to provide Enhanced Mulch. View the announcement here.


Residential Used Motor Oil Program Update

After over 18 years, Recycle Hawaii will no longer be overseeing the residential used motor oil program due to unacceptable contract provisions offered by the County of Hawaii Department of Environmental Management and a diminution of adequate funding.

For the latest drop off locations and hours, visit the County of Hawaii online:


Upcoming Household Hazardous Waste Collections

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View the flyer on our page here.