Household Hazardous Waste collection events are scheduled for Saturday, December 2 at the Hilo Recycling and Transfer Station and Saturday, December 9 at the Kailua-Kona (Kealakehe) Recycling and Transfer Station
Both events will take place between 7:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. and are only for household generated and self-hauled waste. Business, government agency, non-profit agency or farm wastes are not allowed. In addition, electronic waste and tires will be not accepted.
The County of Hawai‘i Department of Environmental Management holds these regular collection events so that households can conveniently dispose of acceptable household hazardous waste in a manner that protects both public health and the environment.
Acceptable household hazardous waste includes automotive fluids, used batteries, fluorescent lights and pesticides. Latex paint will be accepted at the Hilo and Kona events for reuse.
For a more complete list of acceptable or unacceptable household hazardous waste, click here. The website includes other useful information on solid waste diversion and recycling.
If you are unable to attend the events described above, the next scheduled household hazardous waste collection events will be on March 3, 2018 in Waimea, and on March 4, 2018 in Pāhoa.