The purpose of a reuse program is to capture used, and certain new, items and materials that still have some useful life, before they reach a county landfill, and return them to productive use. Such items and materials are referred to as reusable items, reusable discards, or reusables throughout this report.
The Clean Hawai`i Center, a program of the Department of Business, Economic Development & Tourism, under a grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, initiated an analysis of the potential for a reuse program on the Island of Hawai`i (Big Island). After discussing the proposed project with staff of the County of Hawai`i's Department of Public Works, Clean Hawai`i Center contracted with Rural Community Assistance Corporation (RCAC) to conduct this feasibility analysis.
This feasibility analysis is available for the public for download.