By: Hawaii Tribune Herald; June 12, 2018
The Hawaii County Department of Environmental Management is conducting a household hazardous waste collection event from 7:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Saturday at the Hilo Recycling and Transfer Station.
The free event is for household-generated and self-hauled waste only. Business, government agency, nonprofit agency or farm wastes are not allowed. No electronic waste and no tires will be accepted.
The county hosts regular collection events so that households can conveniently dispose of acceptable household hazardous waste in a manner that protects 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 event for reuse.
For a more complete list of acceptable or unacceptable household hazardous waste, visit www.hawaiizerowaste.org/recycle/household-hazardous-waste/. The website includes other useful information about solid waste diversion and recycling.
Those unable to attend the events described above, the next scheduled household hazardous waste collection events will be Dec. 1 in Hilo and Dec. 8 in Kailua-Kona (Kealakehe).