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Free household hazardous waste recycling events set for June

MEDIA RELEASE

The County of Hawai‘i Department of Environmental Management will be conducting Household Hazardous Waste Collection Events at its Hilo and Kailua-Kona (Kealakehe) Recycling & Solid Waste Transfer Stations in June.

The Hilo HHW Collection Event will be held on Saturday, June 5, and the Kailua-Kona HHW Collection Event will be held on Saturday, June 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, farm wastes or electronic waste 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 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 resident’s health and the environment.

There will be a separate concurrent collection of latex paint for reuse nearby, offered by Recycle Hawai‘i.

Please note that if you are unable to attend these Household Hazardous Waste Collection Events, the next events are scheduled for Hilo on December 4, and Kailua-Kona on December 11.

For further information, please contact Chris Chin-Chance, Recycling Specialist, at 961-8554 or email to recycle3@co.hawaii.hi.us. Mahalo for your kōkua.

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