Household Hazardous Waste Collection Events in Hilo and Kona

Media Release:

The County of Hawaii Department of Environmental Management will be conducting Household Hazardous Waste Collections events at its Hilo and Kailua-Kona Recycling & Solid Waste Transfer Stations in December.

The Hilo HHW Collections Event will be held on Saturday, December 5; and the Kailua-Kona HHW Collection Event will be held on Saturday, December 12.  Both events will provide for residential drop-off of select materials from 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. only.

These events are for household generated materials only; no business or farm wastes will be accepted.  For more information on what is acceptable at these events, and for instructions on how to properly dispose of common hazardous household materials, visit our website at

The Department of Environmental Management conducts these events to offer residents a convenient and environmentally responsible method to dispose of potentially hazardous materials like automotive fluids, used batteries, fluorescent lights and pesticides.  Proper disposal of these materials protects our health and the environment.

For more information, contact Chris Chin-Chance, Recycling Specialist with the Department of Environmental Management, 961-8554, or email to [email protected]. Mahalo for your kōkua.

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