Dumping E-waste in your trash is harmful to the environment as most products contain poisonous ‘heavy metals’ that can pollute groundwater. Some items are repairable or reusable, and many electronic components are recyclable.
COUNTY Monthly Rotating E-Waste Collections
for RESIDENT/Households ONLY from 9 AM to 4 PM at:
Wai‘ōhinu Recycling & Transfer Station – 1st Saturday of every month
Waimea Recycling & Transfer Station – 2nd Saturday of every month
Kealakehe (Kona) Recycling & Transfer Station – 3rd Sat. of every month
Hilo Recycling & Transfer Station – 4th Saturday of every month
ACCEPTED: TVs, computers, laptops, monitors, printers/fax machines/multi-function printers, VCRs, CD/DVD players, stereo receivers/amplifiers (no speakers), UPS systems, digital cameras, mobile & landline telephones only.
UNACCEPTABLE: NO microwaves, cracked CRTs, printer cartridges, unassembled electronic devices/parts, any electronic device that heats or cools (No heating, ventilation (incl. fans) or air conditioning).
Do not abandon your electronics at these sites when the collection is not operating. These collections are prohibited by law from accepting electronics from businesses, agencies and non-profits.
County Solid Waste Division has discontinued the option for business, agency, and non-profit electronics collection at Hilo Sort Station on the last Friday of the month. All such customers may go to Mr. K’s Recycle & Redemption. County E-waste recycling info. website: http://www.hawaiizerowaste.org/recycle/e-waste/
MR. K’S Recycling & Redemption, 815 Kino‘ole St in Hilo, 969-1222 (Call to schedule large loads). E-waste drop-offs accepted daily 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM (except when closed). RESIDENTIAL/Household: FREE on Saturdays; Sun. to Fri.$.55/lb. BUSINESS, AGENCY & NON-PROFIT: Saturdays $.55/lb; Sun. to Fri. $.95/lb. Accepted and unacceptable e-waste items same as County collections (see above). NO Microwaves & heating/cooling equipment.
Hawai‘i Electronic Waste & Television Recycling and Recovery Law requires manufacturers of covered electronic devices (CEDs) such as computers, printers, monitors and TVs to operate recycling programs. For Hawai‘i Islanders this will usually involve mailing CED off-island, although most manufacturers pay for the shipping. For a list of manufacturers & retailers and their recycling plans visit Dept. of Health website: http://health.hawaii.gov/ewaste/
Donate working electronics to: KEA`AU REUSE CENTER (KRC)
Except for CRT monitors, older TVs and computers. Call 895-6815.