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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. $$$.
  • Big Island Scrap Metal
    East Side: 16–168 Kalara St., Kea‘au, West Side: 74-589 Honokohau St., Kailua-Kona. No electronics, microwaves or dishwashers. Please remove all trash and non-metal items. Mon – Fri, 7am – 4pm, Sat, 7am – 3pm. 854-4530 (Please call first.)
  • Hilo Transfer Station.
  • Kea`au Recycling & Reuse Center, Kea`au Transfer Station.
  • Kona Recycles @ Kealakehe, Kealakehe Transfer Station.
  • MR. K's accepting non-ferrous metals, including aluminum foil, foil trays, Spam and Vienna sausage cans. $$$. Mr. K’s Recycling & Redemption Center, 815 Kino’ole St., Hilo. Daily 7:30AM—5:30 PM, 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.

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 $.15/lb 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.
  • 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; 73-4097B Hulikoa Dr. Kailua-Kona; 326-9050.
  • HOUSEHOLD BATTERIES:
  • Home Depot Hilo & Kona: Drop box for rechargeable batteries only.
  • Mr. K’s Recycling & Redemption Center, 815 Kino’ole St., Hilo. Daily 7:30AM—5:30 PM, 969-1222.
  • 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 7:30AM—5:30 PM, 969-1222.

Atlas Recycling pays for newspaper and corrugated cardboard at $.02/lb.

County Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Collections:

Dumping household hazardous waste in your trash is harmful to the environment and may cause groundwater contamination. The County offers one-day collection events for residents to safely and properly dispose of these wastes.

Free HHW Collection Events:

  • Hilo Transfer Station:1st Saturday in June & December, 7:30am – 2:30pm.
  • Kealakehe Transfer Station: 2nd Saturday in June & December, 7:30am – 2:30pm.
  • Waimea Transfer Station: March 1, 2014, 8:30am – 3:30pm.
  • Pāhoa Transfer Station: March 2, 2014, 8:30am – 3:30pm.

Accepted: All types of batteries, used motor oil and automotive fluids, fluorescent lights, CFL bulbs, compressed gas cylinders, corrosives, pesticides, mercury thermometers, expired or unused prescription medications (non-narcotics), oil based paints, stains, solvents, thinners, garden supplies, poisons and miscellaneous household chemicals. No business or commercial waste!

Not Accepted: Business or commercial waste, farm waste, latex paint & base, explosives, flares, fireworks, biological or infectious waste, sharps (needles), controlled substances (narcotics), radioactive & shock sensitive materials, fire extinguishers and non-hazardous waste.

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. Those attending can swap their paint for another donation free of charge. The Kea`au Recycling and 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, Hawi, and Waimea Reuse Centers (RRC) 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, call 895-6776, or call Recycle Hawai`i at 961-2676 (Hilo), 329-2886 (Kona). For more information on 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.

  • Waimea RRC: Open daily, 9am – 4:30pm.
  • Hawi RRC: Mon 11am – 3:30pm, T, W, Th, 10:30am – 5pm.
  • Kea`au RRC: Open daily, 8am – 5pm.
  • Pāhoa RRC: Open daily, 8am – 4pm.
  • 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.

STORES:

  • Big Island Liquidation Center accepts new and used furniture, tools, sporting goods, etc., 830 E. Kilauea Ave., Hilo; 989-4719.
  • 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
(e.g., fax machines, scanners, microwaves, radios and other home entertainment equipment)

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.

  • Mr. K’s Recycling & Redemption Center, located at 815 Kino`ole Street in Hilo, accepts e-waste drop-offs daily, for free. They are open from 7:30am – 5:30pm. Call 969-1222 for more details. Mr. K’s does not take any appliance that heats or cools.
  • For residents ONLY, the County accepts e-waste on a rotating basis at Transfer Stations on the following schedule:

    Waiohinu – the first Saturday of each month.
    Waimea – the second Saturday of each month.
    Kealakehe (Kona) – the third Saturday of each month.
    Hilo – the fourth Saturday of each month.

    All e-waste collection sites are open 9am – 4pm and residents can drop off TVs, monitors, laptops, VCRs/DVD players, stereo receivers/amplifiers, UPS systems, cameras, cellular and landline telephones.

    Atlas Recycling NO LONGER TAKES E-WASTE. Atlas Recycling has stopped collecting e-waste at their Kailua-Kona site, the only option at present is the one Saturday (3rd) per month offered by the County at the Kealakehe Transfer Station.
  • Other resources: Call Department of Environmental Management at 808-961-8942 or email at .

    Hawai`i Electronic Waste and Television Recycling and Recovery Law

    Click here to download CED Manufacturer information.

    For more information, please contact:

    Website: http://www.hawaiizerowaste.org

    The County will collect commercial e-waste from businesses and government agencies by appointment only on the last Friday of each month at the Hilo Sort Station. TVs, computers, monitors, laptops, VCRs/DVD players, stereo receivers/amplifiers, UPS systems, cameras, cellular and landline telephones, fax machines and copiers will be accepted. Tipping fees will apply. For an appointment, call 961-8270.

    If the county schedule is inconvenient and you don’t live in Hilo, the Department of Health website lists all electronics manufacturers and retailers in the state along with their plans for handling e-waste. For Hawai`i Islanders this will usually involve mailing the equipment off-island, although most manufacturers pay for the shipping. The DoH website has all the details, http://hawaii.gov/health/environmental/waste/sw/hedrp/hedrp.html.

    Working electronics may be donated to:

    KEA`AU RECYCLING & REUSE CENTER (KRRC)
    Except for CRT monitors, TVs and computers. Call 895-6815 or 895-6776.

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, $7/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, 7:30am – 5:30pm.
  • 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.
  • PĀHOA
    *Pāhoa Transfer Station Tues, Thurs, Sat & Sun, 8am – 4:30pm.
  • PUAKO
    *Puako Transfer Station, Sunday only, 8am – 4:30pm.
  • 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.
  • Puako Transfer Station – Free drop-off for non-commercial sources. Sunday only, 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.

    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 or calling 961-2676 (Hilo) or 329-2886 (Kona) to obtain information on upcoming home composting workshops near you.

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.

Free 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.

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.

Metals - Ferrous (contain iron) Metals - Nonferrous (brass, copper, radiators) See Aluminum

Mr. K’s Recycling & Redemption Center, 815 Kino’ole St., Hilo. Daily 7:30AM—5:30 PM, 969-1222.

Newspaper (see also Paper)

  • All Transfer Stations with Mixed Recycling bins.
  • Mr. K’s Recycling & Redemption Center, 815 Kino’ole St., Hilo. Daily 7:30AM—5:30 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.

    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)
  • Mr. K’s Recycling & Redemption Center, 815 Kino’ole St., Hilo. Daily 7:30AM—5:30 PM, 969-1222.

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.

Big Island Toyota: Hilo: 811 Kanoelehua (opposite Bankoh on Hwy. 11), 969-3112.Mon – Fri, 8am – 5pm; Sat, 8am – 4pm. Closed Sundays.

Kar Tow Kohala: 55-510 Hawi Rd, Hawi, 889-6767. Mon – Sat, 10am – 6pm.

Kealakehe High School: 74-5000 Puohulihuli St., Bldg S, Kailua-Kona. School days only 9am – 3pm.

Paauilo Village Service: 43-1494 Hauola Rd, Pa`auilo, 776-1542. Mon – Fri, 7am – 1pm.

Pacific Customs, LLC: 16-180 Mikahala Pl. #B8, Shipman Industrial Park, Kea'au, 989-3437. Mon – Fri, 8am – 4pm.

RPM: 61-3638 Kawaihae Road, Kawaihae, 345-1830. Mon – Sat, 9am – 5pm.

 O’Reilly Auto Parts, 74-5586 Palani Rd, Kailua-Kona, HI 96740,  808-326-2211. Mon. - Sat. 8 a.m. - 9 p.m. Sun. 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.

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 7:30AM—5:30 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-- #1, #2, #5 ONLY

  • 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.
  • Mr. K's Recycle & Redemption Center, located at 815 Kino`ole Street in Hilo, also accepts all of the items listed above, free of charge. They are open from 7:30am — 5:30pm, daily.

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
  • Mr. K's Recycle & Redemption, , 815 Kino`ole Street, Hilo, 969-1222 Daily from 7:30am — 5:30pm. Accepting Styrofoam, non food contaminated. No payment or fee.
  • 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 7:30AM—5:30 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)

  • Bond Memorial Public Library, Kapa`au, 889-6655
  • Ink 4 Le$$, 475 Kinoole Street, #103 Hilo. After hours drop box out front 895-4188
  • Kea`au Reuse & Recycle Center
  • OfficeMax. Call for information: Kona: 74-5448 Makala Street, 329-1907.
    Hilo: 311 Makaala Street, 969-9595.
  • Mr. K’s Recycling & Redemption Center, 815 Kino’ole St., Hilo. Daily 7:30AM—5:30 PM, 969-1222.
  • Thelma Parker Memorial Public School/Library, 67-1209 Mamalahoa Hwy, Waimea, 887-6067.
  • 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. Open Mon – Fri, 8am – 6pm; Sat, 8am – 4pm.
  • Littye Gas Shak 45-491 Lehua Street, Honoka’a. 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. Open Mon – Sat, 7am – 6pm; Sun, 8am – 4pm.

Hauling Services for Recycling and Rubbish

  • AnuBin, 808-990-1584, AnuBin.org.
  • 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.

Tire Cutting/Disposal

  • Arizumi Tire Disposal, Island-wide: 443-3469 or 969-7130
  • Goodyear Auto Services Center, Hilo: 935-9756
  • Lex Brodie's Tire & Service Center, Hilo: 961-6001
  • Lex Brodie's Tire & Service Center, Pāhoa: 965-9125
  • Leo's Rubbish Service, Hilo: 935-5850
  • R & G Tire Center, Kona: 331-8920
  • Sear's Automotive, Hilo: 081-4095

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.

  • Aluminum
  • Appliances
  • Automobiles

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. $$$.
  • Big Island Scrap Metal
    East Side: 16–168 Kalara St., Kea‘au, West Side: 74-589 Honokohau St., Kailua-Kona. No electronics, microwaves or dishwashers. Please remove all trash and non-metal items. Mon – Fri, 7am – 4pm, Sat, 7am – 3pm. 854-4530 (Please call first.)
  • Hilo Transfer Station.
  • Kea`au Recycling & Reuse Center, Kea`au Transfer Station.
  • Kona Recycles @ Kealakehe, Kealakehe Transfer Station.
  • MR. K's accepting non-ferrous metals, including aluminum foil, foil trays, Spam and Vienna sausage cans. $$$.
  • Pāhoa Transfer Station Open daily, 6am – 6pm. No commercial, government agency or non-profit generated waste accepted. No vehicles; no greasy car parts.
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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 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 rebate when purchasing selected ENERGY STAR® refrigerators (terms apply). Or you can participate in the Trade Up Program, which gives you 5 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.

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Automobiles / Parts for Sale / Remove Abandoned Automobiles

 

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 per car.

 

Remove Abandoned Automobiles

Abandoned vehicles should be reported to Hawai`i Police Department, 935-3311. Vehicles that present a hazard on public roads will be removed immediately; those on the side of the road will be tagged for later removal. Abandoned vehicles on private property are the responsibility of the landowner. Call the County’s Abandoned Vehicle Program, 961-8552.

JUNK YARD DOGS, 324-4TOW (4869), Free island wide removal for private property. No rubbish in the car.

CA$H 4 CARS, 238-0320. Free removal and up to per car. This business also buys car parts, call first.

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