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Keeping it Green Newsletter Summer 2017

Download the PDF here.


Upcoming Beach Clean Up Days - Stay Tuned!


Hilo Recycling & Reuse Center Opens to Public June 5, 2017

 The Hawaii County Dept of Environmental Management opens its Hilo Recycling & Reuse Center at the Hilo Transfer Station. It will be open for business daily from 7:00am to 4:00pm on Ho'olaulima Road, on the makai side before the Transfer Station.

Read the press release here. For more information see the COH-DEM webpage.


Effective June 1, 2017, Atlas Recycling no longer accepts lead acid batteries. See Atlas Recycling website for details.


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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.


 Hawai`i Island Recycling Guide

Download the latest Hawai`i Island Recycle Guide - July 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.