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Keeping It Green December 2018: #REsolution Keeping It Green November 2018:  Recycling for a Happier Holiday Keeping...

County No Longer Accepting Certain Plastics

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

Volunteers and Board Members Needed

Like to volunteer? Interested in helping the Big Island become more environmentally sustainable? Want to make...

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!
  • Jan 24 County of Hawaii Aging Office
    Recycle Hawaii will be partnering with Blue Zones at their Healthy Cooking for the New Year event with healthy recipes and tips for no waste cooking. Free event.
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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.

Get the Drift and Bag It!
Big Island's Coastal Clean Up

GET THE DRIFT & BAG IT! is Hawaiʻi’s contribution to the International Coastal Cleanup (ICC) which started in 1986. Ocean Conservancy’s ICC engages volunteer organizations and individuals to remove trash and debris from the world’s BEACHES & WATERWAYS.

How to Help
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