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Hazardous waste collection in Waimea and Pahoa this weekend

MEDIA RELEASE

County holds free residential household hazardous waste collection events

(Hilo,HI) Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) collection events will occur between 8:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., on Saturday, March 3, 2012 at the Waimea Solid Waste Transfer Station and Sunday, March 4, 2012 at the Pāhoa Solid Waste Transfer Station.

These events are for household generated and self-hauled waste only. No business or farm wastes, however electronic waste will not be accepted.

The County of Hawai‘i Department of Environmental Management holds these collection events so residents can conveniently dispose of acceptable HHW in a manner that protects both public health and the environment. Some types of acceptable HHW are automotive fluids, used batteries, fluorescent lights and pesticides. For a more complete list of acceptable or unacceptable HHW, please visit our website hawaiizerowaste.org. The website includes other useful information on solid waste diversion and recycling.

The next scheduled HHW Collection events will be held on June 2, 2012 in Hilo and June 9, 2012 in Kailua-Kona (Kealakehe).

Please direct your comments or questions regarding these HHW Collection events to Chris Chin-Chance, Recycling Specialist with the County of Hawai`i Department of Environmental Management at 961-8554 or email to recycle3@co.hawaii.hi.us

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