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. This is made possible through our dedicated volunteers, generous donors & proceeds from the six (6) Reuse Centers we manage under contract with the County of Hawai`i.

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 Executive Director
This year, 2017, marks 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, Executive Director
Our Team
Together we are working for a more sustainable future!
Our Programs
We have programs available throughout the year
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!
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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