Recycle Hawai`i is a 501(c)3 non-profit educational organization serving the people of Hawai`i. We currently offer free public recycling educational services on behalf of the County of Hawai`i, the State Department of Health, and our contributors.
The mission of Recycle Hawai`i is to promote resource awareness and recycling enterprises in Hawai`i. To achieve this, we educate the community about sound resource management and recycling opportunities for a more environmentally sustainable future.
Join HWF for our 8th annual Int'l Coastal Cleanup (ICC) event at Kamilo, September 20th.
Please RSVP soon if you need a ride with us, … or bring your own truck and meet us at Waiʻōhinu Park at 7:45am on Sunday September 20th for introduction and carpooling to cleanup site (Kamilo). We will return to the park at approximately 3pm. RSVP to us directly at or (808) 769-7629 to hold your spot and get more info on our website.
Hilo - Ka Waena Lapa‘au Medical Complex (upper parking lot), 670 Komohana St.
Kona - Hawai‘i Police Department, Kealakehe Police Station (parking lot), 74-0611 Hale Māka‘i Pl.
For more information, view the County website page here or the Office of Diversion Control here
Summer 2015 Issue
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Construction work will begin July 17, 2015 between the hours of 7:00 am through 3:30
pm. The Solid Waste Division would like to thank the public for their patience and kōkua
during the construction and improvements taking place at the Glenwood Recycling and
For more information, view the media release here.
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
The Hāwī Recycling & Reuse Center at the Hāwī/Ka‘auhuhu Recycling & Transfer Station will change their hours of operation starting on May 18, 2015. The new hours of operation for the Hāwī Reuse Center will be Mondays, Tuesdays & Wednesdays from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
The Berry Company, LLC, proud publisher of the Hawaiian Telcom Yellow Pages, is partnering with schools on the islands of Hawaii, Kauai, Lanai, Maui and Molokai to launch Think Yellow, Go Green, the company’s annual environmental awareness and recycling campaign. The seventh-annual program kicks off Earth Day, April 22, through the end of May, and runs concurrent to the 2015 Hawaiian Telcom Yellow Pages directory delivery on the neighbor islands.
For more information view the website or the press release here.
Newly expanded program for PreK-12 students open to all schools & community groups on Hawaii Island.
Register now by April 8!
Citing uncertainty about oil prices and instability in the ownership of the state’s electric utility, Mayor Billy Kenoi on Friday yanked the plug on a proposed waste-to-energy incinerator. - See more at: http://hawaiitribune-herald.com/news/local-news/kenoi-pulls-plug-incinerator-plan#sthash.AKOFV67q.dpuf
A local nonprofit whose director opposes Mayor Billy Kenoi’s plans for a waste-to-energy incinerator lost its longstanding contract to educate the community about recycling. - Read more at: http://hawaiitribune-herald.com/news/local-news/incinerator-foe-loses-county-contract
The County of Hawai‘i is pleased to announce increased services for West Hawai‘i! Beginning Sunday, December 14, 2014, the Kealakehe Recycling & Transfer Station in Kailua-Kona will offer assisted mechanical loading of mulch every day (with loading fee). This is an increase from the prior service available only on Thursdays and Saturdays.
The service will be available daily from 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
For more information, view the Hawaii Zero Waste website here
NEW LOCATION! Kea'au Shipman Business Park (16-630 Kipimana St., Keaau, HI 96749)
OPEN DAILY: 8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
NEW LOCATION! Pāhoa Recycling Center - Across the Pahoa Post Office
OPEN DAILY: 8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
NEW LOCATION! Ocean View Recycling Center (Across Highway from Tiki Lane)
Wednesday, Saturday & Sunday: 8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Keep American Beautiful announced that Pahoa High & Intermediate School as the Hawai`i State Champion of the 2013 Recycle-Bowl Competition. Kudos to the school's Green Club for all their efforts to divert thousands of pounds of discards and organic waste from the landfill. Read more about this nationwide recycling drive in our press release here.
Effective Saturday, November 16, 2013, the Hilo Scale House, East Hawai‘i (Hilo) Sanitary Landfill, Sort Station, and Greenwaste & Mulch operations at the East Hawai‘i Organics Facility (EHOF) will be closed daily from 12:00 p.m. to 12:30 p.m.
For more information, visit hawaiizerowaste.org.
Gov. Abercrombie presents America Recycles Day Proclamation to Paul Buklarewicz,
Executive Director of Recycle Hawaii.
photo credit: Shadi Faridi
To read the Big Island Weekly article, click here
On Hawai`i Island we will be scheduling Artists and the Environment presentations as well as presentations for our "Zero Waste School Initiative" which we implemented last school year.
We are again encouraging schools on all the islands to register for our Earth-Friendly Schools Hawai`i (EFSH) program. Over 50 schools have been recognized as an Earth-Friendly School and over 100 schools have participated in EFSH projects.
Alternate sites in West Hawaii are Kealakehe High School Auto Shop (when school is in session); RPM in Kawaihae, and South Pt. U-Cart in Ocean View – check the Hawaii Island Recycling Guide or DIY-UMO page on the www.recyclehawaii.org website for days/hours of operation of these sites.
Effective Thursday, March 28, 2013, the scrap metal receiving areas located at the HiIo
Transfer Station (E. Hawai`i) and the Kealakehe Transfer Station (W. Hawai`i) will be
A scrap metal bin will be made available at the Hilo Transfer Station and the Kealakehe
Transfer Station for acceptance of RESIDENTIAL LOADS ONLY.
Those with motor vehicles and commercial loads are advised to seek an alternate dropoff
E-waste recycling will still be offered on one Saturday (3rd) per month by the County at the Kealakehe Transfer Station.
Starting on January 17, 2013 County of Hawai‘i "Businesses shall not provide plastic checkout bags to their customers" for free, they "may make plastic checkout bags available for purchase for one calendar year" up to January 16, 2014. (County of Hawai‘i Ordinance No. 12-1 - PDF) On January 17, 2014 County of Hawai‘i "Businesses shall not provide plastic checkout bags to their customers." To read the public meeting notice and for more information visit hawaiizerowaste.org.
The Hawai`i County Department of Environmental Management
has changed the operating hours and days at
County Solid Waste Recycling and Transfer Stations
(a.k.a. Solid Waste Transfer Stations).
This change applies to the operating hours and days
for associated on site HI-5 Beverage Container Redemption Centers and Reuse Centers.
The new hours and days of operation are provided in the link below and took effect on July 1, 2014
Mon, T, W, 8AM – 4PM
Off of Akoni Pule Hwy turn onto Hawi Rd
go up .7 mile - turn Right on Ka`auhuhu Rd
travel on road .8 mile - Transfer Station will be on left side of street
Off of Akoni Pule Hwy turn onto Kynnersley Rd
go up 2 miles - turn Right onto Ka`auhuhu Rd
Transfer Station will be on the right side of street
Open daily, 8 AM– 5:00 PM
Directions to KRRC Kea`au Transfer Station: on Highway 130,
1st left past Humane Society Pahoa-bound
Open daily, 8 AM– 4:00 PM
Directions to Pahoa RRC at the Pahoa TS: Apaa St.
off of Pahoa Village Road
A carbon footprint is a measure of the impact
that human activities have on the environment
in terms of the amount of greenhouse gases produced,
measured in units of carbon dioxide.
The EPA Website has a tool that allows you to calculate your carbon footprint:
New year round recycle bins have been placed in Hawai`i
to give residents the flexibility to recycle their
out of date directories at their convenience:
Great American Self Storage 74-5499 Loloku St., Kailua-Kona
Everyday 8:30 a.m. — 5:30 p.m.
Town & Country Moving & Storage 888 Kalanianaole Ave Ste #B, Hilo
Mon. — Fri. 8:00 a.m. — 4:00 p.m.
969-1911 - Call first
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