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30th International Coastal Cleanup Hawaii’s Get The Drift and Bag it on 9/17/16

Join Puako Community at the Puako Boat Ramp for Hawaii’s Get the Drift & Bag on September 17th. The International Coastal Cleanup is the only day volunteers document marine debris and land based trash on planet Earth. Documentation is used to bring positive preventative behaviors and practices to business and the marine community for a cleaner and safer ocean environment. Every piece counts!

SEE THE FLYER HERE & share with friends & your groups. Sign up to assist & guide international students from Japan, Korea, Nepal & Kosrae. RSVP Lunch & bring something to share.

TO SIGN UP for the cleanup or for more information email:

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Recycle Hawaii joins KTA Super Stores 23rd Annual Kokua i Na Kula program August 10 - September 20, 2016

Participating HAWAI‘I ISLAND SCHOOLS can earn bonus points through RECYCLING foil lined energy bar wrappers, snack bags and aluminium juice pouches. See our Educational Programs page for details on acceptable wrappers, collection form and drop off dates. Schools organizing a snack wrapper recycling drive should register at or (808) 985-8725 by August 26, 2016 or as soon as possible.


Change of Hours for HI5 Redemption at Ocean View effective August 2016

Ocean View Transfer Station HI5 Certifield Redemption Center
Hours of operation have expanded to 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM, Saturday only.
View the HI5 page for more information


Hours for the Ocean View Transfer Station (rubbish only) have been expanded to 7:00 AM – 3:00 PM, Saturday only


USED MOTOR OIL IS NO LONGER ACCEPTED at BIG ISLAND TOYOTA in Hilo & PACIFIC CUSTOMS, LLC in Kea‘au. Check back for announcement of new collection site for East Hawaii.


 New 'Keeping It Green' Newsletter

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

'Keeping it Green' Newsletter


Hawai`i Island Recycling Guide

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


2015 Recycle Bowl State Winner is Konawaena High School!

1st Place Cash Award sponsored by Goodfellow Bros., Inc.-Hawaii

Congratulations on a job well done to all winners and participating schools in Hawaii’s Recycle Bowl! Visit Educational Programs page for more results.


2016 Art & Science of Recycling Projects

Kahakai & E.B. DiSilva Elementary Schools hold exhibits

See photos & reports on Art & Science of Recycling Page


Upcoming Household Hazardous Waste Collections

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View the flyer here.


Volunteer Opportunities

The Hilo Downtown Improvement Assn. is requesting volunteers for their First Friday events - they are requesting volunteers to help make these Zero Waste events - held every first Friday evening throughout downtown Hilo. The first event is planned for this Friday evening, May 6 - to volunteer - Contact: Leslie Sears Cell 310.245.6411 or Ph 808.969.9419


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