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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.


hhw day

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;


"How Will You...End Littering" Video Contest

Open nationwide to students in grades 9–12

The next generation of commuity stewards is asked to share their ideas about how to end littering by educationg and motivating people to plroperly dispose of their trash.

The contest is sponsored by Keep America Beautiful along with the Foodservice Packaging Institute and Wrigley Company Foundation. Entries will be accepted from Sept. 26 through Nov. 7, 2016. Two Grand Prize Winners — one representing grades 9-10 and one from grades 11-12 — will receive an all-expenses paid trip for two to the 2017 Keep America Beautiful National Conference in Washington, D.C., with their video being showcased to more than 400 attendees as well as a GoPro Hero4 Black video camera and a $500 donation to the Grand Prize Winners’ school to support anti-littering activities. Runner-ups in each grade category will also receive prizes.

To view the official views and enter by November 7, visit


Support Recycle Hawaii with a Membership or Donation

Click here to sign up for a membership or make a donation to support our education and outreach programs for recycling and zero waste advocacy.


New 'Keeping It Green' Newsletter

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

'Keeping it Green' Newsletter


Hawai`i Island Recycling Guide

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


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

Hours of Operation: Mon – Fri 7 AM – 6 PM, Sat 7:30 AM – 5 PM, Sun 8 AM – 3 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

HHW Collections flyer 2016 05 11

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