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Where to Recycle

Recycling Drop-Off Locations
(Hilo, Hamakua, Kona, Ka`u, Kohala & Puna)

Listed by material

Aluminum

  • Atlas Recycling: 30 Maka`ala Street, Hilo, Mon - Fri, 8am – 5pm, Sat & Sun, 8am – 3pm;
    64-1004 Mamalahoa Hwy., Waimea, Mon – Fri, 8am – 4pm, Sat, 8am – 3pm. $$$.
  • Big Island Scrap Metal
    East Side: 16–168 Kalara St., Kea‘au, West Side: 74-589 Honokohau St., Kailua-Kona. No electronics, microwaves or dishwashers. Please remove all trash and non-metal items. Mon – Fri, 7am – 4pm, Sat, 7am – 3pm. 854-4530 (Please call first.)
  • Hilo Transfer Station.
  • Kea`au Recycling & Reuse Center, Kea`au Transfer Station.
  • Kona Recycles @ Kealakehe, Kealakehe Transfer Station.
  • Pāhoa Transfer Station Open daily, 6am – 6pm. No commercial, government agency or non-profit generated waste accepted. No vehicles; no greasy car parts.

Appliances (Disposal of Large Appliances)

  • Appliances can be recycled at the Kealakehe, Hilo and Pāhoa Transfer Stations. Kealakehe and Pāhoa are open 6am – 6pm. Hilo is open from 6am – 5pm. Closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day.
  • Kamaaina Appliances will pick-up broken washing machines and dryers for free. Call 430-2971.
  • Hawai`i Energy’s Bounty Program rewards Hawai`i County households with $65 for surrendering old inefficient but working refrigerators/freezers, plus free hauling and recycling. Call 1-877-231-8222 to arrange pickup.
  • Hawai`i Energy also offers a $50 rebate when purchasing selected ENERGY STAR® refrigerators (terms apply). Or you can participate in the Trade Up Program, which gives you $125 rebate when you buy a new ENERGY STAR refrigerator and you trade-in your old, working refrigerator to have it recycled.

For more information, visit www.hawaiienergy.com. Hawai`i Energy is a ratepayer funded program.

Automobiles/ Parts for Sale

  • Automobiles / Parts for Sale: Ken’s Towing, 55 Kukila St. Hilo, 969-3000. Open Mon – Fri, 7:30am – 12pm, closed for lunch, reopened at 1:00 pm – 4:30pm.
  • Automobiles / Will Buy Parts: Ca$h 4 Cars, 238-0320. Free removal and up to $50 per car.

Batteries - Car

Lead and acid in batteries are very toxic and potentially dangerous, yet lead/acid batteries are the easiest and most frequently recycled items in the industry. Toy, cell phone, and hearing aid batteries should also be returned for recycling during household hazardous waste collection days. Remember to turn in old lead/ acid, Ni-Cad, NiMH, etc. batteries when buying new ones instead of holding on to dead batteries.

  • CAR BATTERIES:
  • Atlas Recycling pays $ for vehicular batteries. They accept batteries at three locations: 30 Maka`ala Street, Hilo, Mon - Fri, 8am – 5pm, Sat & Sun, 8am – 3pm; Atlas Recycling; 74-5600 Alapa Street, Kailua-Kona, 7am – 4pm, Mon – Sat; 64-1004 Mamalahoa Hwy., Waimea, Mon – Fri, 8am – 4pm, Sat, 8am – 3pm.
  • Daleco: 74-5546C Kaiwi Street, Kailua-Kona, 329-4605.
  • Mr. K’s Recycling & Redemption Center, 815 Kino’ole St., Hilo. Daily 8:30AM—4:30 PM, 969-1222; Pays per /lb. for car batteries.
  • Napa Auto Parts: 64-1019 Mamalahoa Hwy, Waimea, 885-6000.
  • Pāhoa Battery and Propane: 2660 Kea`au-Pāhoa Rd, Pāhoa, 965-9499.
  • Interstate Batteries: 194 Wiwoole St., Hilo, 934-7256.
  • HOUSEHOLD BATTERIES:
  • Home Depot Hilo & Kona: Drop box for rechargeable batteries only.
  • Target Hilo & Kona: Drop box in front of store.
  • COUNTY HAZARDOUS WASTE COLLECTIONS: see HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE for details.

Cardboard

  • Hilo Transfer Station
  • Kea`au Recycling & Reuse Center, Kea`au Transfer Station
  • Mr. K’s Recycling & Redemption Center, 815 Kino’ole St., Hilo. Daily 8:30AM—4:30 PM, 969-1222.
  • Atlas Recycling pays for newspaper and corrugated cardboard.

Latex Paint Reuse

Although latex paint is not considered hazardous, re-useable latex paints will be collected by Recycle Hawai`i at upcoming HHW events in Hilo, Kealakehe and Waimea. The Kea`au Reuse Center accepts useable latex paints year-round; where they can be purchased for $5/gal. Batches no longer usable for painting should be hardened by exposure to air or by adding kitty litter or sand, then disposed of in the trash chute.

More Questions?
Call EnviroServices at 1-808-839-7222 or the County HazMat Infoline at 961-8554. Visit the County recycling website at http://www.hawaiizerowaste.org/recycle/household-hazardous/ for a complete list of what’s accepted.

Donate Reusable Items

The Kea`au, Laupahoehoe, Keauhou, and Waimea Reuse Centers (RRC) (Hawi CLOSED as of January 31, 2016) are valued community assets that allow the public to donate unwanted items that are still useable. Items range from pieces of scrap lumber and wiring to unbroken furniture and small household appliances (no refrigerators, washing machines or ranges). For more information on LEED Certification projects, and/or remodeling and construction/demolition (C&D) donations, or your nearest reuse facility, please visit Recycle Hawai`i online at www.recyclehawaii.org. Also, www.freecycle.org is an online community dedicated to keeping “good stuff” out of landfills.

  • Hawi Reuse Center: CLOSED AS OF JANUARY 31, 2016
  • Kea`au Reuse Center: Open daily, 8am – 5pm.
  • Keauhou: Open daily from 8 am - 4 pm. Call 808-315-2745.
  • Kealakehe (Kailua-Kona): Open daily from 8 am - 4 pm. Call 808-238-2978.
  • Laupahoehoe Reuse Center: transfer station hrs only; unattended, no phone.
  • Pāhoa Reuse Center: Open daily, 8am – 4pm.
  • Waimea Reuse Center: Open daily, 9am – 4:30pm.

STORES:

  • Goodwill Stores, 266 Kanoelehua Ave., Hilo. Open Mon – Sat, 9am – 5pm; Sun, 10am – 4pm. They also offer assisted drop-off at the Prince Kuhio parking lot near Sears, Mon – Sat, 9am – 4pm; Sun, 9am – 3pm. Call 961-6427 or visit online at www.higoodwill.org or visit online at http://locator.goodwill.org.
    Goodwill Stores, 73-4786 Kanalani St., Kailua-Kona, Mon – Sat, 9am – 5pm; Sun, 11am – 4pm. Call 443-5858.
  • Habitat for Humanity West Hawaii ReStore, Open Mon – Fri , 10am – 4pm; Sat, 9am – 4pm www.habitatwesthawaii.org or call 331-8010.
  • Hale Aloha O Hilo Habitat For Humanity, 700 Manono Street, Hilo, Open Mon – Sat, 9am – 5pm. Call 935-6677.
  • Salvation Army Stores, visit online at www.satruck.org and click on “Donation Centers.”
  • Treasure Island Thrift Shack, 81-6394 Mamalahoa Hwy., Kealakekua, 323-3283. Open Mon – Fri, 9:30am – 4:30pm, Sat, 9:30 – 1pm.

E-Waste or Electronic Waste

Dumping E-waste in your trash is harmful to the environment and may cause groundwater contamination. Some of the items are repairable or reusable, and many of the components are recyclable. Computers, monitors, laptops, printers, TVs, fax machines, scanners, microwaves, radios and other home entertainment equipment are all considered e-waste.

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


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. NO Microwaves & heating/cooling equipment.


For ACCEPTABLE E-Waste items and other helpful information
View our e-waste page for more information

Fire Extinguishers

  • Hilo Fire Extinguisher
    Kea‘au, 966-7356. $5/unit. AMEREX units (sold by them) are free.
  • National Fire Protection
    Hilo, 935-8448; Kona, 325-7891. $15/unit, if not purchased through them; $10/unit, if purchased through them.
  • Guardian Fire: Waimea, 889-0608, $9/unit.
  • Kona Fire Services: Kona, 322-2871. Call first, fees may apply.

Glass

  • HĀWI
    *Ka`aūhuhu Transfer Station Saturday & Sunday, 8am – 4:30pm.
  • HILO
  • Atlas Recycling, 30 Maka`ala Street, Mon - Fri, 8am – 5pm, Sat & Sun, 8am – 3pm.
  • Atlas Recycling, Puainako Ave, Mon – Fri, 8am – 4pm, Sat, 8am – 2pm.
  • Atlas Recycling, 101 Waianuenue Ave, Mon – Fri, 8am – 4pm, Sat, 8am – 2pm.
  • *Hilo Transfer Station, , Wed, Sat & Sun: 8 AM — 4:30 PM.
  • Mr K's Recycle & Redemption , 815 Kino`ole Street, Hilo, 969-1222. Daily, 8:30am – 4:30pm.
  • HONOKA`A
    *Honoka`a Transfer Station Saturday & Sunday, 8am – 4:30pm.
  • KAILUA-KONA
  • Atlas Recycling , 74-5600 Alapa St. Mon – Fri, 7am – 4pm, Sat & Sun, 8am – 3pm.
  • Atlas Recycling , 74-5223 A Queen Kaahumanu Hwy Mon – Fri, 8am – 4pm, Sat, 8am – 3pm.
  • KEA`AU
    *Kea`au Transfer Station, Mon, Wed, Fri, Sat, Sun, 8am – 4:30pm.
  • KEAUHOU
    *Keauhou Transfer Station, Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri, Sat & Sun, 8am – 4:30pm.
  • PAHOA
    *Pāhoa Transfer Station Tues, Thurs, Sat & Sun, 8am – 4:30pm.
  • PUAKO
    *Puako Transfer Station, Sunday only, 8am – 4:30pm.
  • VOLCANO
    Business Services Hawai'i, Volcano Transfer Station, Saturday 8:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
  • WAIMEA
  • *Waimea Transfer Station, Wed, Sat & Sun , 8am – 4:30pm.
  • Atlas Recycling, 64-1004 Mamalahoa Hwy. , Mon – Fri, 8am – 4pm, Saturday, 8am – 3pm.
  • WAI`ŌHINU
    *Wai`ōhinu Transfer Station, Saturday & Sunday, , 8am – 4:30pm.

ONLY eligible containers (metal, glass, #1 and #2 plastic) labeled with HI5 can be redeemed for five cents. Flattened aluminum and plastic accepted. Containers must be empty of liquid or debris. Accepted: containers that are 68 oz. (2 liters) or less for soft drinks, water, juice, tea, coffee, beer, mixed wine and other mixed spirits. NOT Accepted: containers for milk or larger wine and liquor containers. Recycling centers will not accept unlabeled containers. If the label comes off of your container, place it in the container where it is still visible. *Note: Redemption Centers closed daily from 1–1:30pm for lunch. Holiday Closures: Easter Sunday, Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas Day & New Years Day.

Green Waste

  • EHOF/Hilo Transfer Station – Free drop-off, including untreated pallets. No sawdust or lumber. Drive to the sort station scale house for instructions. Open daily, 6:30am – 4:15pm.
  • Kealakehe Transfer Station – Free drop-off for haulers with vehicles under 20,000# GVW and under six cubic yards, only. (Larger loads and bigger vehicles must go to the WHOF in Puuanahulu. See below.) Untreated pallets accepted. No sawdust or lumber. Open daily, 7am – 5pm.
  • Kea`au Transfer Station – Free drop-off for non-commercial sources. Open daily, 6am – 6pm.
  • Pāhoa Transfer Station – Free drop-off for non-commercial sources. Open daily, 6am – 6pm.
  • WHOF/Pu’uanahulu – Free drop-off, including untreated pallets. No sawdust or lumber. Drive to the scale house for instructions. Open Mon – Sat, 7am – 4:15pm.
  • Volcano Transfer Station – Free drop-off for non-commercial sources. Open Mon, Thurs & Sat. 6am – 6pm.
  • Waimea Transfer Station – Free drop-off for non-commercial sources. Open daily, 6am – 6pm.

    The above facilities are all closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas & New Years Day.
  • Greenwaste disposal services:
    Organa-Grow Kawaihae: Mon – Fri, 7am – 4pm. Drop-off fee. Compost available. Call 882-7931.
    Green Products INC. Hawi: Mon, Wed, Fri, 8am – 3pm. Call 896-8949 to make an appointment. Household green waste drop-off is free; there is a charge for commercial haulers.
  • Other options: Learn more about home composting by visiting Recycle Hawai`i online at www.recyclehawaii.org to obtain information on upcoming home composting workshops near you.

Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) County Collections:

Dumping Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) in your trash is harmful to the environment and may cause groundwater contamination.  HHW Collections are provided two times per year by the County of Hawai`i, Department of Environmental Management, Solid Waste Division FOR RESIDENTS to safely and properly dispose of these wastes at designated transfer stations.

Free HHW County Collection Events for RESIDENTS only:

  • WAIMEA Transfer Station: 1st Saturday in March, 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
  • PAHOA Transfer Station: 1st Sunday in March, 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
  • HILO Transfer Station: 1st Saturday in June & December, 7:30 AM - 2:30 PM
  • KAILUA-KONA Transfer Station: 2nd Saturday in June & December, 7:30 AM - 2:30 PM

Recycle Hawaii will collect non-hazardous latex paint & bases at a tent nearby at Waimea, Hilo & Kona HHW Collection Events.
Ongoing latex paint collection at Kea’au Recycling & Reuse Center at Kea’au TS.

For ACCEPTABLE HHW Materials & more helpful information, view our Household Hazardous Waste page.

HHW Collections flyer 2016 05 11

(download the flyer here).

Illegal Dump Sites

  • State of Hawai`i, Dept of Health, Solid & Hazardous Waste. 974-4000 ext 64226.
  • Matson Navigation Co.— Grant Program for Community Clean-ups: Ka Ipu `Aina, 935-7015.

 

Magazines (see also Paper)

  • All Transfer Stations with Mixed Recycling bins.
  • Business Services Hawaii, 485 Railroad Ave., Hilo, 24 Hour Drop. 959-1436, Plastic film/shrink wrap also accepted. Paper shredding services on the East Side only.

Mulch

  • EHOF/Hilo Transfer Station – Free mulch with assisted mechanical loading on an equipment & time available basis, 6:30am – 4:15pm, daily. There may be a short wait period for assisted loading. Mulch customers must weigh in & out via the County scales. Bring a pitchfork & a tarp; the law requires a cover for truckloads of mulch.
  • Kealakehe Transfer Station – Free mulch to those who self-load between the hours of 7am – 5pm, daily. Assisted mechanical loading of mulch every day (with loading fee). Bring a pitchfork & a tarp; the law requires a cover for truckloads of mulch.
  • WHOF/Pu’uanahulu – Free mulch with assisted mechanical loading on an equipment & time available basis, 7am – 4:15pm, Mon – Sat. There may be a short wait period for assisted loading. Mulch customers must weigh in & out via the County scales. Bring a pitchfork & a tarp; the law requires a cover for truckloads of mulch.
  • Hawaiian Earth Products is the new operator for the County greenwaste program. Call 935-2277 or email . Additional information can be found at their website http://menehunemagichawaii.com/locations/hawaiian-earth-products-big-island.

    The above facilities are all closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas & New Years Day.

Newspaper (see also Paper)

  • All Transfer Stations with Mixed Recycling bins.
  • Mr. K’s Recycling & Redemption Center, 815 Kino’ole St., Hilo. Daily 8:30AM—4:30 PM, 969-1222.
  • Puna Kamali`i Flowers, , Inc., 16-211 Kalara Street, Kea'au HI, Call 982-8322. E-mail .
  • PKF Ducument Shredding Service: We are recycling newsprint in 3 ways, shredded, rolled and flat newsprint. # 808-982-4321, address 16-211 Kalara Street, Kea`au HI 96749. We Provide Secure, Commercial Document Shredding Services to the Island of Hawai`i. Documents are shredded within 24 hours.
  • Atlas Recycling pays for newspaper

    We provide many levels of Document Shredding Services to the Big Island of Hawai`i. We offer pickup service at your office or you may drop off your documents at our facility in the Kea'au Shipmen Business Park. We offer Secure Document Shredding of Government and Commercial Documents and Personal Documents. We also shred newspapers and other paper recyclables.

    We offer very low, per-pound rates and are setup to handle any size job, from one box full of documents to a whole room full.

Oil-Cooking

  • Cleanway, a service of Pacific Biodiesel, offers FREE used cooking oil collection island wide for restaurants. Call Jenna Long at 808-225-2140, email or 935-7718, .>
  • Eden Earthworks, Island-wide, 333-7444 (Used Cooking Oil - free pick up)

Oil - Motor

FREE PERMANENT USED OIL COLLECTION SITES for RESIDENTS /10 GALLON LIMIT

The County of Hawai`i and Recycle Hawai`i offer FREE permanent collection sites for non-commercial, do-it-yourself oil changers; there is a 10-gallon limit.

For LOCATION & DETAILS go to USED MOTOR OIL PAGE.

Acceptable: motor oil, gear oil, shock oil, hydraulic oil, transmission oil, and diesel.

Unacceptable: Gasoline, water, brake fluid, solvents, thinners, paints, antifreeze, and anything mixed with oil.

DO NOT STORE USED OIL IN BLEACH OR PESTICIDE CONTAINERS!

Unacceptable materials may be disposed of at County of Hawai`i Household Hazardous Waste Collections. 

Paper Bags

  • All Transfer Stations.
  • Mr. K’s Recycling & Redemption Center, 815 Kino’ole St., Hilo. Daily 8:30AM—4:30 PM, 969-1222.
  • Clean - Safeway, Hilo, Kailua-Kona

Paper/Boxboard

  • Kona Recycles @ Kealakehe, Kealakehe Transfer Station

Paper-Office: White/Mixed

  • Axis Information Management Company : 329-9066, .
  • Business Services Hawaii, 485 Railroad Ave., Hilo, 24 Hour Drop. 959-1436, Plastic film/shrink wrap also accepted. Paper shredding services on the East Side only.
  • Hilo Transfer Station
  • Kea`au Recycling & Reuse Center, Kea`au Transfer Station
  • Kona Recycles @ Kealakehe, Kealakehe Transfer Station, goes in the Mix bin.
  • MR. K's: 969-1222, Plastic film/shrink wrap also accepted.
  • PKF, INC: 982-4321
  • Puako Transfer Station, goes in the Mix bin.
  • Shred Docs LLC: 331-8788
  • Waimea Transfer Station, goes in the Mix bin.

PAPER / STOP JUNK MAIL: Here’s a good online source for dealing with this problem: www.obviously.com/junkmail.
Or mail the Direct Marketing Association, P.O. Box 643,Carmel, NY 15012-0643 and submit a request that says, “Remove me from all lists by activating your preference service.”

Paint (Latex Bases & Tints) DROP-OFF/REUSE

  • Kea`au Recycling & Reuse Center (KRRC), 895-6815 or 895-6776.

    See also Household Hazardous Waste

Plastic-- Mixed Recycling Bin at Transfer Stations accept empty & clean plastics #1, #2, #5 & plastic bags tied into a knot bundled together in a plastic bag knotted close.

  • Kealakehe Transfer Station, plastics #1, #2, #5 can go into any of the mix bins. Smash first please.
  • Kona Transfer Station, plastics #1, #2, #5 can go into any of the mix bins. Smash first please.
  • All Transfer Stations.

Plastic Bags

  • K-Mart
  • Safeway, Hilo, Kailua-Kona
  • Na`alehu Farmer's Market, Saturday mornings.
  • Wal-Mart, Hilo, Kailua-Kona
  • #4 plastic bags bagged and knotted all Transfer Stations with Mixed Recycling bins.

Plastic - Polystyrene (Styrofoam) Packing Peanuts

  • Copy Post Plus: 77-6425 Kuakini Hwy Ste C2, Kailua-Kona, 331-1943.
  • Island Mailbox Internet Cafe: 475 Kinoole St., Ste 102, Hilo, 969-7587
  • Kailua Candy Co., Kailua-Kona, 329-2522
  • Mailboxes, The Business Center, Kailua-Kona, 329-0038
  • Paradise Business Center: 15-2662 Pāhoa Village Rd, Pāhoa, 965-1111.
  • The UPS Store, 75-5660 Kopiko St., Kailua-Kona, 331-2285
  • Volcano Island Honey, Ahualoa, 775-1000
  • Waipio Valley Artworks: 48-5416 Kukuihaele Rd, Honoka`a, 775-0958.

Phone Books - All

  • This quick and easy website will allow residents to choose what directories they want to receive, and which ones they don't:
  • Put these in mixed recycling bins at Transfer Stations. You can also check out the website:
    www.thinkyellowgogreen.com.
  • Great American Self-Storage - 74-5499 Loloku St., Kailua-Kona, Everyday 8:30 a.m. — 5:30 p.m.
  • Mr. K’s Recycling & Redemption Center, 815 Kino’ole St., Hilo. Daily 8:30AM—4:30 PM, 969-1222.
  • Town & Country Moving & Storage, 888 Kalanianaole Ave Ste #B, Hilo, HI 96720, Mon — Fri 8am — 4pm. 969-1911— Call first.

Printer Ink Jet/Toner Cartridges/Cell Phones (for more on Cell Phones see E-Waste)

  • OfficeMax. Call for information: Kona: 74-5448 Makala Street, 329-1907.
    Hilo: 311 Makaala Street, 969-9595.
  • Target, 391 E. Maka`ala St., Hilo AND 74-5455 Makala Blvd, Kailua-Kona
  • Verizon Wireless Hopeline dropbox for cell phones at Waiakea Center in Hilo; Lanihau Center in Kailua-Kona.

Propane Tanks

Check with your propane retailer. The following vendors DO take old tanks.

  • Airgas Gaspro 525 Kalanianaole Ave, Hilo, 935-3341 (Please call first) Mon – Fri, 7am – 5pm, Sat, 8am – 12pm
    73-5620 Kauhola Street., Kailua-Kona, 329-7393 (Please call first) Mon – Fri, 7am – 4pm
  • Hilo Propane: 170 Makaala St., Bay 3 961-0089. Open Mon – Fri, 8am – 5pm; Sat, 8am – 2pm.
  • Littye Gas Shak 45-491 Lehua Street, Honoka’a, 775-8081. Open Sat–Sun, 8am – 6pm. This vendor offers a rebate on old tanks with the purchase of a new one.
  • Pāhoa Battery and Propane: 15-2660 Keaau-Pāhoa Road, 965-9499. Open Mon – Fri, 8am – 6pm; Sat & Sun, 8am – 5pm.

Hauling Services for Recycling and Rubbish

  • Free Recycle Pickup, 217-4104.
  • Eastside Rubbish & Recycling, 15-2762 Opelu Street, Pāhoa, 640-2724.
  • Generation Recycling, Island-wide, call John at 557-1441.
  • Hana Hou Recycling, Kona, 987-8804, . www.hanahourecycling.com.
  • Mr. K's Recycling & Redemption Center, 815 Kino'ole St., Hilo, Daily 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM, 969-1222.
  • Rainbow Recycling Kona, 969-6936, http://freehi5pickup.com, 990-1584, AnuBin.org

Scrap Metal

Ferrous (cast iron, alloyed & stainless steel) and nonferrous (aluminum, copper, titanium, magnesium, tin, zinc, lead, and nickel) metal accepted. NOTE: ($$$) Refers to salvage value paid to customer for steel and non-ferrous metals.

  • ATLAS RECYCLING
    30 Maka`ala Street, Hilo, Mon – Fri, 8am – 5pm, Sat & Sun, 8am – 3pm
    74-5600 Alapa St., Mon – Fri, 7am – 4pm, Sat & Sun, 8am – 3pm;
    64-1004 Mamalahoa Hwy., Waimea, Mon – Fri, 8am – 4pm, Sat, 8am – 3pm. $$$.
  • BIG ISLAND SCRAP METAL
    East Side: 16–168 Kalara St., Kea‘au, West Side: 74-589 Honokohau St., Kailua-Kona. Drop fee for ferrous iron, steel metals; 854-4530. No electronic waste; remove all trash and non-metal items. Mon – Fri, 7am – 4pm, Sat, 7am – 3pm.
  • BUSINESS SERVICES HAWAII
    Shipman Business Center, Kea‘au, 966-7489. Mon – Fri, 8am – 4pm. $$$.
  • HILO & KEALAKEHE TRANSFER STATIONS
    Open daily, 7am – 5pm. No commercial, government agency or non-profit generated waste accepted. No vehicles; no greasy car parts.
  • KEA`AU TRANSFER STATION
    Open daily, 6am – 6pm. No commercial, government agency or non-profit generated waste accepted. No vehicles; no greasy car parts.
  • MR. K’s RECYCLING & REDEMPTION CENTER
    Accepts lead, brass, copper & aluminum car rims from 8:30am – 4:30pm daily, 815 Kino`ole Street, Hilo 969-1222.
  • PĀHOA TRANSFER STATION
    Open daily, 6am – 6pm. No commercial, government agency or non-profit generated waste accepted. No vehicles; no greasy car parts.

Tire Cutting/Disposal

  • Arizumi Tire Disposal, Island-wide: 443-3469 or 969-7130
  • COSTCO (Kona) 331-4833 (fee).
  • Goodyear Auto Services Center, Hilo: 935-9756; Kona, 329-1750 (fee).
  • Lex Brodie's Tire & Service Center, Hilo: 961-6001
  • Lex Brodie's Tire & Service Center, Pāhoa: 965-9125; Kona 329-8826 (Only w/ purchase of new tire, fee).
  • Leo's Rubbish Service, Hilo: 935-5850
  • R & G Tire Center, Kona: 331-8920
  • Sear's Automotive, Hilo: 081-4095 (Only w/ purchase of new tire, fee).

Zero Waste Info

Zero waste is a concept that regards the waste stream as a source of valuable materials and economic opportunity. The current goal set for Hawai`i Island residents under the County’s Zero Waste Plan is an 80% diversion of discards by the year 2013. To achieve such a high diversion rate, we will all need to adopt this mindset. Visit the County Solid Waste & Recycling website for a number of recommendations on how you can do your part in achieving this goal. Go to www.hawaiizerowaste.org/zerowaste.