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Keeping It Green January 2019:  Waste Not: Food Is Too Good To Waste Keeping It Green...

County No Longer Accepting Certain Plastics

Effective December 1, 2018, County Transfer Stations will no longer accept for recycling:  #5 (polypropylene), plastic...

Major Achievements
Our long-term vision is that Hawaii Island minimizes waste. In the future, everyone will understand and practice resource management instead of waste generation and disposal.
Recycle Hawaii works toward this vision through its programs and services. These are just some of our achievements from FY 2016-17.

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We are thankful to all our volunteers that make our island-wide programs possible.



Our Free Recycling Presentations and Workshops educated keiki to kupuna to reduce and recycle waste.

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We proved the value of Reuse Centers at County Transfer Stations to return still good products back to our Island community. We no longer manage these for the County.

Our MISSION Statement
Recycle Hawaii leads solid waste reduction education and innovative reuse programs on Hawaii Island
2017 marked 25 years for Recycle Hawai`i as a non-profit community educational organization serving the residents and businesses of Hawaii Island.
Our Events
Get involved and join one of our sponsored education and outreach events!
  • Feb 23 Hale Halawai, Kona
    Recycle Hawaii will answer questions on reuse, recycling & composting.  
  • Mar 16
    Recycle food waste into rich, nutrient dense soil. Composting is easy to do at home, bring your questions to our compost workshops. Working in rotating topics, Michael of Compost Hawaii will show you how to build the right compost bin for your space.  Sign Up March 16 Yard Waste Composting April
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From Our Community
Local People = Real Results
Grassroots Sustainability At Its Best
Our Programs
Learn About Our Educational Programs We Offer Island-Wide & Throughout the Year!
Keeping It Green Hawaii
Keeping It Green Hawaii
Recognizing Community Action

Our Keeping It Green Hawai‘i Award recognizes organizations for green practices, projects, education and/or services that foster resource awareness for an environmentally sustainable future in Hawai‘i.

Recycling Competition for K-12 Schools

Recycle-Bowl, sponsored by Keep America Beautiful (KAB), is a national school recycling competition open to K-12 schools. This program is a great way to kick start or improve recycling at your school. Awards for Recycle-Bowl in Hawai‘i are donated by local businesses.

Community Outreach
Community Outreach
Learn - Act - Share

Connect with us to learn more about recycling on Hawaii Island and action steps to reduce personal waste for a more environmentally sustainable future.

How to Help
Support a Special Recycle Hawaii Cause Today!

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