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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...

Recycle Hawaii Changes

Recycle Hawaii is no longer operating Reuse Centers at county transfer stations. Call 808-498-7925 or see

2016 Achievements
Our long-term goal is to facilitate a massive shift in consciousness that favors resource management over waste generation and disposal.
In 2016, Recycle Hawaii worked towards fulfilling its mission and long term goal through its programs and services. These are just some of our achievements.

400 +


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



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

368 Tons


Our Reuse Centers Captured and Returned These Resources Back to Our Island Community.

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.
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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.

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