Hawaii County is continuing its suspension of many usual functions of the Solid Waste Division within the Department of Environmental Management. They attribute this to “concerns due to COVID-19.”
The following will continue to be suspended through May 31, or until further notice:
· Electronic Device Recycling Collection Program
· HI-5 Certified Redemption Centers: Please visit https://www.hawaiizerowaste.org/recycle/hi5/ for a list of location and hours for other HI-5 Certified Redemption Centers. ·
· Reuse Centers: Please visit https://www.hawaiizerowaste.org/reuse-2/ for a list of other reuse centers.
· Greenwaste Collection: Suspended at Kealakehe, Ke‘ei, Pāhoa, Kea‘au, Volcano, and Waimea Transfer Stations, but continues to be offered at:
o Hilo: East Hawaiʻi Organics Facility, 7:00 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. daily (7 days a week)
o Waikoloa: West Hawaiʻi Organics Facility, 7:00 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. Monday thru Saturday
· Scrap Metal and White Goods Collections: Suspended at the Hilo, Kea‘au, Pāhoa, Volcano, Wai‘ōhinu, Pāhala, Ke‘ei, Kealakehe, Puakō, Waimea, Hāwī, Honoka‘a, and Laupāhoehoe Transfer Stations. Please visit https://www.hawaiizerowaste.org/recycle/scrap-metal/ for a list of other metal recyclers.
Previously, Hawaii County Department of Environmental Management Director Bill Kucharski said most of these functions are not essential services for county citizens, and they should either keep green waste and other recyclable material at their homes or use one of the other options presented here.