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Beach Clean Up Days Saturday January 28th

Clean Water for Reefs: Citizen Science & Community Cleanup Event

2017 PuakoCitizenScience Flyer
Please email to volunteer and register for the
potluck lunch.

View the PDF here for more information.


 Hawai`i Island Recycling Guide

Download the latest Hawai`i Island Recycle Guide - January 2017


Mr. K's Special FREE E-Waste Collection Days

Saturdays Dec 17, 2016 & Jan 21, 2017 Drop offs 8:30 am-4:00 pm

On these dates, e-waste drop offs are FREE for RESIDENTIAL/Household AND COMMERCIAL/Business, Agency & Non-Profit. Commercial must call 969-1222 to set up an appointment beforehand. Mr. K's regular E-Waste drop off rates: RESIDENTIAL/Household: Free on Saturdays; Fri.$.55/lb. COMMERCIAL/Business, Agency & Non-Profit.: Saturdays $.55/lb; Fri. $.95/lb.


RECYCLE your Holiday Tree and Greenery Dec 26, 2016 to Jan 15, 2017 on Hawaii Island

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At any of the County of Hawaii Solid Waste Division Facilities during normal business hours except for the Miloli‘i and Ocean View Transfer Stations.
RESIDENTIAL customers may leave trees in designated areas (not in rubbish chutes). County Facility Attendants will direct the public to the proper drop-off point.
COMMERCIAL customers must recycle trees at either the East Hawai`i Organics Facility in Hilo or the West Hawai‘i Organics Facility in Waikoloa.

For more information including on how to prepare greenery for recycling go to:

For a map and directions to drop-off locations go to:


Beach Clean Up Day December 10

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Hello Volunteers and Partners,
Share this flyer with your friends or groups. RSVP Potluck lunch & sign up for the last 2016 Puako Boat Ramp Cleanup at .

Saturday 12/10, Meet 7:30 to 11:30 AM. Reserve a tank of dive air or kayak for water cleanup (contact numbers above) or view the flyer here.


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Household Hazardous Waste collection dates for Hilo and Kealakehe are coming soon.
Latex paint is not hazardous but Recycle Hawaii will be there on the same days to collect any unwanted latex paint that is still in good condition.

*If it is NOT usable please allow it to fully harden by air drying. Once dry, it can be disposed of in the rubbish chutes.

Hilo Transfer Station:
December 3rd, 7:30am-2:30pm

Kealakehe Transfer Station
December 10th, 7:30am-2:30pm


Mahalo for supporting Recycle Hawaii with a donation this holiday season and on Giving Tuesday.


ALSO, Amazon donates to Recycle Hawaii through their AmazonSmile program, visit
#StartWithaSmile at


Don't Forget! UPCYCLE.16 Exhibit & Fashion Show Nov. 12 – Dec. 10, 2016
Due to the popularity of this exhibit, we are extended the show for one more week. You may pick up your work on Saturday, December 10 and Tuesday, December 13. Please remember to bring your receipt on your retrieval day.

Presented by East HI Cultural Center in Hilo, 961-5711

Opening Reception on Sat. Nov. 12 at 5:30 PM
Recycle Hawaii will be on hand for the Tutu Hana Hou Award presentation and stop by at our table to learn about Hawaii Recycles Day, #BeRecycled Pledge and #BeRecycled Sweepstakes.

Exhibit on display Nov. 12 - Dec. 2, 2016, Wed-Fri 12-6 PM, Sat 10 AM-4 PM
Fashion Show on Sat. Dec. 3 at 6:00 PM
Fri. Nov. 18 Entry Forms Due;


New 'Keeping It Green' Newsletter

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

'Keeping it Green' Newsletter


NEW: Lex Brodie's Tire & Service Center, 170 Wiwoole St. Hilo is accepting used motor oil

Hours of Operation: Mon – Fri 8 AM – 5 PM



Change of Hours for HI5 Redemption at Ocean View effective August 2016

Ocean View Transfer Station HI5 Certifield Redemption Center
Hours of operation have expanded to 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM, Saturday only.
View the HI5 page for more information


Hours for the Ocean View Transfer Station (rubbish only) have been expanded to 7:00 AM – 3:00 PM, Saturday only


2016 Art & Science of Recycling Projects

Kahakai & E.B. DiSilva Elementary Schools hold exhibits

See photos & reports on Art & Science of Recycling Page


Upcoming Household Hazardous Waste Collections

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View the flyer here.