About Us

Our Mission

To educate the Hawaii Island communities on recycling and waste reduction activities for a more environmentally sustainable future

Recycling since 1992

We are a 501(c)3 non-profit educational organization, helping our Hawaii Island communities REDUCE, REUSE and RECYCLE since 1992 and our grassroot efforts date back further, to 1987

Our Work

We offer free recycling educational services for all Hawai`i Island communities. Check our guide for residents on where to take still good stuff – having pioneered the Transfer Station Reuse Centers – and where to recycle materials to keep them out of our landfills.  

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.

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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.

A Word from Our Former Executive Director
2017 marked 25 years for Recycle Hawai`i as a non-profit community educational organization serving the residents and businesses of Hawaii Island.
May the next 25 years bring renewed, effective efforts by our members and staff in striving to promote and increase sustainable practices to improve and protect our special island environment.
Paul J. Buklarewicz, former Executive Director
Our Team
Together we are working for a more sustainable future!
Our Programs
We have programs available 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
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