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USED MOTOR OIL IS NO LONGER ACCEPTED at BIG ISLAND TOYOTA in Hilo & PACIFIC CUSTOMS, LLC in Kea‘au. Check back for announcement of new collection site for East Hawaii.


Beach Clean Up Day! June 28th at Puako Boat Ramp

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Join us at the Puako Boat Ramp for a land and water survey and cleanup on June 28, 2016, from 8 AM to 10 AM.
We have cleanup supplies and water.
Bring water gear and dress for the cleanup. Please RSVP, let us know if you are staying for lunch and or will bring something to share.
We are glad to announce Corral Reef Alliance, Puako Makai Watch and Hawaii Wildfire Management Organization will be on site to share their reef conservation programs.
Share this flyer with your group and friends.


Household Hazardous Waste 1st & 2nd Saturday in June, 2016

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.


Hawai`i Island Recycling Guide

Download the latest Hawai`i Island Recycle Guide - May 2016


2015 Recycle Bowl State Winner is Konawaena High School!

1st Place Cash Award sponsored by Goodfellow Bros., Inc.-Hawaii

Congratulations on a job well done to all winners and participating schools in Hawaii’s Recycle Bowl! Visit Educational Programs page for more results.


2016 Art & Science of Recycling Projects

Kahakai & E.B. DiSilva Elementary Schools hold exhibits

See photos & reports on Art & Science of Recycling Page


As Big Island Toyota (Hilo) no longer accepts Used Motor Oil collection, the nearest alternative site is:

Kea'au: Pacific Customs, LLc
16-180 Mikahala Pl. #B8
Shipman Industrial Area - Kea'au - 989-3437
Monday – Friday 9AM –3PM


Upcoming Household Hazardous Waste Collections

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View the flyer here.


Volunteer Opportunities

The Hilo Downtown Improvement Assn. is requesting volunteers for their First Friday events - they are requesting volunteers to help make these Zero Waste events - held every first Friday evening throughout downtown Hilo. The first event is planned for this Friday evening, May 6 - to volunteer - Contact: Leslie Sears Cell 310.245.6411 or Ph 808.969.9419


The Berry Company Partners with Neighbor Island Schools to Collect Outdated Phone Directories and Educate the Community on the Importance of Recycling

The Berry Company is proud to host the 8th Annual Outdated Phone Directory Recycling Contest on the neighbor islands, which runs through May 15, 2016. Schools across the islands of Hawaii, Kauai, Lanai, Maui and Molokai will participate in the recycling drive and environmental awareness campaign by collecting outdated phone directories in the community.

To learn more, view the website here.


 New 'Keeping It Green' Newsletter

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

'Keeping it Green' Newsletter


LIGHT UP AND support Recycle Hawaii

Solar Lantern cropped photo by MHee

The Little Solar Lantern with a Big Impact.
Ideal for camping, parties, blackouts, roadside assistance and more.  Just charge in the sun and light up your world!  
● Receive one FREE with a new or renewing Recycle Hawaii membership of $50 or higher category while supplies last until Nov. 15th (America/Hawaii Recycles Day).
 ● Support Recycle Hawaii for $25 each (shipping & handling included).  They make great gifts too.
To use credit card:
Or mail in your membership or solar lantern order to:
Recycle Hawaii, PO Box 4847, Hilo HI  96720


Support County Bill to ban polystyrene foam “Styrofoam” food containers & food service ware on Hawaii Island.

Click here for more information on our Zero Waste page.


Swain Barber Foundation Grant funds Outreach & Education Programs

Click here for press release


Due to the cancellation of the County of Hawaii Department of Environmental Management Education & Outreach contract, Recycle Hawai`i will no longer be hosting the 24/7 Recycling InfoLine  hotlines for West Hawaii - 329-2886 and East Hawaii  - 261-2676.

Callers requesting information about County of Hawaii services are advised to go to the  Department of Environmental Management website to obtain up-to-date information and get access to the proper person’s email or phone number.


KTA earns 2015 Keeping It Green Hawai‘i award

Recycle Hawai‘i and Earth-Friendly Schools Hawai‘i presented KTA Super Stores with a 2015 Keeping It Green Hawai‘i award as part of America Recycles Day. Learn more about this local family-owned supermarket business whose management, operations and customer service clearly demonstrate a commitment to the environment through its ‘Green Initiatives’: click here


Greenwaste Program Changes - Disposal Fee
Implementation - July 1, 2015

The County of Hawai‘i Department of Environmental Management will begin charging a new tipping fee on July 1, 2015 to businesses that drop off greenwaste at recycling facilities in West Hawai‘i and East Hawai‘i. Revenue from the new fee will help to finance an expansion of greenwaste recycling services across the island.
For more information, view the webpage here