Recycle Hawai`i is a 501(c)3 non-profit educational organization, helping our Hawaii Island communities REDUCE, REUSE and RECYCLE since 1992 and our grassroot efforts date back further, to 1987.
The mission of Recycle Hawaii is to educate the Hawaii Island communities on recycling and waste reduction activities for a more environmentally sustainable future. FEIN# 99-0293381
We currently offer free recycling educational services for all Hawai`i Island communities. This is made possible through proceeds from the five Recycling and Reuse Centers we manage under contract with the County of Hawai`i, at select transfer stations, our generous donors and dedicated volunteers.
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.
E-waste drop-offs accepted daily 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM (except when closed).
HOUSEHOLD/Residential drop off fee: FREE on Saturdays, Sun.to Fri $0.55/lb.
COMMERCIAL/Govm’t Agency & Non-Profit: drop off fee $0.55/lb. Saturdays, $0.95/lb Sun.to Fri.
Accepted and unacceptable e-waste items same as County collections. NO Microwaves & heating/cooling equipment.
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. http://www.hawaiizerowaste.org/events/national-prescription-drugs-take-back-day-april-2017/
This event legally accepts controlled substances (e.g. opioid pain medications).
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.
This downloadable 'RH Easy Guide' includes 'My Zero Waste Checklist & Tips'
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.
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: