Waste Reduction Resources
For Residents & Visitors in the Home Setting
The Basics - Getting Started in a Home Setting
Step 1: Print & place our handy “Zero Waste Checklist & Tips Jan 2019” near where you will be sorting your recyclables.
Examples: On the fridge or inside a cabinet door.
Step 2: Get your bins set up! You’ll need at least (4) bins for recycling.
Pro Tip: Print out labels and attach to bins for easy reference. Also see County site for latest recyclables: http://www.hawaiizerowaste.org/recycle/2-bin/
Step 3: Start using your bins to sort your rinsed & prepared recyclables.
Step 4: Take them to the appropriate locations.
HI5s ➜ Nearest HI5 Redemption Center
Sorted Recycling ➜ Nearest Solid Waste Transfer Station Bins
Still Good Stuff ➜ Nearest Solid Waste Transfer Station Reuse Center (locations here)
Step 1: Download, print & use this handy Recycle Hawaii Backyard Composting
Step 2: Set up compost pile or composter
Step 3: Collect organic/food waste & yard trimmings to place in composter
Step 4: Explore more sources of information on composting: Backyard Composting Resources
Reduce and Reuse
Method 1: Reduce Single-Use Products
Method 2: Put together an Essential Zero-Waste Kit (EZ Kit) for each person in the household. An EZ Kit consists of these REUSABLE items:
Pro Tip: Put together an extra EZ Kit, making sure you always have one ready to go!
Method 3: Reduce Food Waste
Make a grocery list for specific recipes & meals
Serve smaller portions, there are always seconds
Bring a to-go container when eating out
Store food in clear containers for easy identification
Make sure your diet and composting methods match
Method 4: Reduce your travel foot print
Catch the Hele-On Bus