Hazardous Household Wastes to be Collected

Media Release:

The County of Hawai‘i Department of Environmental Management will be conducting Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) collection events at its Waimea and Pāhoa Recycling & Solid Waste Transfer Stations in March.

The Waimea HHW Collection Event will be held on Saturday, March 6, and the Pāhoa HHW Collection Event will be held on Sunday, March 7.  Both events will provide for residential drop-off of select materials from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. only.  During the Pāhoa HHW collection event, the ARC of Hilo’s HI-5 Certified Redemption Center will be closed for the day; residents may use the Kea‘au Recycling & Transfer Station, which will be open.

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

The County of Hawai‘i conducts these events to offer our residents a convenient and environmentally responsible method to dispose of potentially hazardous materials like automotive fluids, used batteries, fluorescent lights, pesticides, etc.  Proper disposal of these materials protects our residents’ health and the environment.

Please note that if you are unable to attend these Household Hazardous Waste collection events, the next events are scheduled for Hilo on June 5 and Kona on June 12.

Should there be any comments or questions on the above, please contact Chris Chin-Chance, Recycling Specialist with the Department of Environmental Management at 961-8554 or email to recycle3@co.hawaii.hi.us.  Mahalo for your kōkua

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