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Due to the cancellation of the County of Hawaii Department of Environmental Management Education & Outreach contract, Recycle Hawai`i will no longer be hosting the 24/7 Recycling InfoLine  hotlines for West Hawaii - 329-2886 and East Hawaii  - 261-2676.
 
Callers requesting information about County of Hawaii services are advised to go to the  Department of Environmental Management website www.HawaiiZeroWaste.org to obtain up-to-date information and get access to the proper person’s email or phone number.

 

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recognized Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park with the EPA’s Federal Green Challenge Regional Overall Achievement award.

Read more about it! and here on the EPA website

 

Greenwaste Program Changes - Disposal Fee Implementation - July 1, 2015

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.

 

GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING

Saturday, June 20, 2015, 10 am – 12 p.m.;
West Hawaii Civic Center - Liquor Commission Conference Room
74-5044 Ane Keohokalole Highway, Kailua-Kona
Building B – 2nd Floor
(Board Meeting to follow – Noon – 2 p.m.)

For more information, view the flyer here.

 

  New Hawai`i Island Recycling Guide, July 2015

Download the latest 2015 Hawai`i Island Recycle Guide - July 2015

 

Hawi Reuse Center Change of Hours of Operation - May 18, 2015

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.

Think Yellow, Go Green!

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.

Beach Clean Up Days!

Coming Soon

 

New 'Keeping It Green' Newsletter

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

Spring 2015 Issue
To be included on our list to receive 'Keeping It Green' by e-mail, 
please contact us at 

 

2015 Art & Science of Recycling Update

Learn more about our Educational Programs here

Newly expanded program for PreK-12 students open to all schools & community groups on Hawaii Island.
Register now by April 8!

2015 Art & Science of Recycling Program details

Printable 2015 Art & Science of Recycling Program Information

Printable 2015 Art & Science of Recycling Registration & Final Report Forms

 

Cartoon for January 25 in the Hawaii Tribune-Herald

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

 

Kailua-Kona (Kealakehe) Mulch Assisted Mechanical Loading Increases to Daily Service - December 14, 2014

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

 

Rainbow Recycling Kona NOW OFFERING
Residential, Curbside Pickup

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Business Services Hawai’i has opened up 3 new sites HI-5 sites.

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.

 

2014 Art of Recycling Awards and Photos of Art Entries

Go to the Art of Recycling page here.

 

2013 Recycle-Bowl Competition State Champion

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.

 

 

Hilo Landfill, Sort Station, Scale House, Greenwaste & Mulch Operation Change of Hours

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.

 


 

Congratulations to Recycle Hawai`i!

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Gov. Abercrombie presents America Recycles Day Proclamation to Paul Buklarewicz,
Executive Director of Recycle Hawaii.  
photo credit: Shadi Faridi

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Department of Environmental Management Closure & Relocation - October 25, 2013

The Administrative Office of the Department of Environmental Management will be closed Friday, October 25th, to move to their new location.

As of Monday, October 28, 2013, the Department of Environmental Management Administrative Office will be located at the Department of Water Supply Bldg., downstairs, 345 Kekūanāo'a Street, Suite B, Hilo, HI 96720.

For more information, view the page here.

 

 

Students Strive for Zero Waste

To read the Big Island Weekly article, click here

To learn more about Zero Waste or our Educational Programs click on the respective links.

  

Programs for the 2013-14 School Year

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. 

Learn more about Earth-Friendly Schools Hawai`i here

 

Effective Monday July 15th 4 HI-5 CRC’s on Hawaii Island will have a change in dates of operation (Hilo, Kealakehe, Keauhou and Waimea). View the HI-5 page here  and press release here:

HI-5 Change in Hours as of July, 15, 2013
 

Big Island Toyota (Kona)
is NO LONGER ACCEPTING RESIDENTIAL OIL COLLECTION

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.

 

CLOSURE OF THE COUNTY OF HAWAI`I SCRAP METAL RECEIVING AREAS

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
closing down.
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
location.

For more information view the pdf


 

Atlas Recycling has stopped collecting e-waste at their Kailua-Kona site

E-waste recycling will still be offered on one Saturday (3rd) per month by the County at the Kealakehe Transfer Station.

 

County of Hawai‘i Plastic Bag Reduction Ordinance & Reusable Shopping Bags

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.

  

Recycling Bin Stickers for homes and businesses are
NOW AVAILABLE for pick up!
For more information: Hawai`i Beverage Container Deposit Program

 

New Recycling and Transfer Station
Hours Finalized

County of Hawai`i Solid Waste Division New Hours

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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

Waimea RRC

Open daily, 9 AM– 4:30 PM
Directions to Waimea RRC: about a mile below Kamuela town center on
Hwy 19 (Kawaihae Road) Follow Solid Waste Transfer Station sign

Hawi RRC

Mon, T, W, 8AM – 4PM


from Hawi

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

from Kapa`au
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


Kea`au RRC

Open daily, 8 AM– 5:00 PM
Directions to KRRC Kea`au Transfer Station: on Highway 130,
1st left past Humane Society Pahoa-bound

Pahoa RRC

Open daily, 8 AM– 4:00 PM
Directions to Pahoa RRC at the Pahoa TS: Apaa St.
off of Pahoa Village Road

 

Calculate Your Carbon Footprint

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:

http://www.epa.gov/climatechange/emissions/ind_calculator.html


Paradise Yellow Pages
(and all Phone Book) Recycle Bins

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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2014 COMPOSTING WORKSHOPS

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MARCH 2015

Saturday, March 14, 2015
Kea‘au Recycling & Reuse Center
Kea‘au Transfer Station
10 AM – 12

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