Two-Bin Recycling Program – New List of Acceptable Materials Starting October 16, 2019

Due to significant decreases in the global market for recyclables the County of Hawai‘i will no longer accept some of the types of materials collected in the Two-Bin Recycling Program at the Recycling & Transfer Stations.  The County will continue to monitor market conditions and research potential environmentally-friendly and economical alternatives to divert materials from our landfills.  The Two-Bin Recycling Program will collect only (Starting October 16, 2019):

  • Corrugated cardboard, no food or other contamination (e.g. pizza boxes) [Mixed Bin]
  • Brown kraft paper bags (e.g. paper shopping bags) [Mixed Bin]
  • Glass bottles and jars will continue to be collected in separate glass bin (clean non-HI-5 containers such as wine bottles, pickle jars, cosmetic jars). No caps, covers or lids.

Small clean metal cans (e.g. soup, canned meat & vegetables, pet food) will no longer be allowed in the Two-Bin [Mixed Bin] Recycling Program; they may be recycled in the scrap metal bins at select Recycling & Transfer Stations. [See transfer stations with scrap metal bins below.]

HI-5 remains as is.  Bring in those plastic bottles and aluminum cans for redemption!  No plastic in mixed bin of any sort.

Transfer Stations with Scrap Metal Bins:

  1. Hilo
  2. Honoka’a
  3. Hāwī
  4. Kealakehe (Kailua-Kona)
  5. Kea’au
  6. Ke’ei
  7. Laupāhoehoe
  8. Pāhala
  9. Pāhoa
  10. Puakō
  11. Volcano
  12. Wai’ōhinu
  13. Waimea