About Us

Our Mission

Recycle Hawai’i collaborates with island communities on education and effective climate action that transforms a culture of waste into one supporting a vibrant planet.

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. Recycle Hawai’i pioneered Transfer Station Reuse Centers and continues to deliver and advocate innovative waste diversion opportunities for the residents of Hawai’i.

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  and where to recycle materials to keep them out of our landfills.  

MAJOR Achievements
Our long-term vision is that Hawaii Island minimizes waste. In the future, everyone will understand and practice resource management instead of waste generation and disposal.
Recycle Hawaii works toward this vision through its programs and services. These are just some of our achievements.



- Facebook, newsletters, booths, workshops, presentations, meetings, phone and email inquiries.



- Daily Facebook posts of the latest information on reducing and recycling waste. Over 2,000 engagements per week!

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- We proved the value of Reuse Centers at County Transfer Stations to return still good products back to our Island community. FY16-17

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!
Recycle Hawai'i's team is comprised of a nonprofit board, which governs the organization, and an executive director who oversees the work done by Recycle Hawai'i.
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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