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.
8:00AM - 3:00PM
Location: Kapoho Kai Drive, near the mailbox depot
Bring your own automotive fluids, chemicals and poisons and other hazardous household wastes to the collection area near the Kapoho Kai Drive mailboxes on August 23rd, 2014. Business, farm, non-profit or government agency waste are NOT allowed. Electronic waste (e-waste) is also NOT allowed. For full details on what materials are and are not accepted please visit our Household Hazardous Waste page. This is a special collection event to help those residents affected most by Tropical Storm Iselle. For more information, visit hawaiizerowaste.org.
It is a special one-time HHWCE for Puna-Kapoho area residents most affected by TS Iselle. This is not meant for residents from other outlying areas unaffected by the storm, as traffic could get congested in such a narrow, small area.
County of Hawai‘i is pleased to announce a new program for West Hawai‘i! Beginning, Thursday, July 24, 2014, the Kealakehe Recycling and Transfer Station in Kailua-Kona will offer assisted mechanical loading of mulch. Free mulch is also available for manual (no mechanized equipment allowed) self-loading at the Kealakehe Site 7 days a week from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Download the latest issue of Recycle Hawai`i's 'Keeping It Green' Newsletter
Summer 2014 Issue
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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.
Please help us to raise funds to aid him in relief and recovery. Support Skylar and his family during this very difficult time. Your generous donations will help with recovery. He is at Queens Medical Center facing a very long road towards recovery and loss of employment.
The Nelson family operates Puna Kamalii Flowers that provides jobs for developmentally challenged individuals. The Nelson’s have worked with Recycle Hawaii in diverting hundreds of tons of newspapers collected at the Keaau Recycling and Reuse Center (KRRC) since 2003. Newspaper collected at KRRC and now at the Pahoa RRC are shredded and used as packing materials for shipping flowers ordered from Puna Kamalii Flowers.
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
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.
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.
Recycling Bin Stickers for homes and businesses are
NOW AVAILABLE for pick up!
For more information: Hawai`i Beverage Container Deposit Program
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 11AM – 3PM, T, W, Th, 10:30AM – 5PM
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
Read our past newsletters to obtain more information on recycling, resources and sustainability topics. Please note, most information is still applicable, but some information may… Read More
Saturday, August 16, 2014
Kua O Ka La Charter School
14-5322 Kaimu-Kapoho Rd, Pahoa