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County Collecting Household Hazardous Waste

Posted February 25, 2012, 03:05 PM HST
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Some examples of acceptable household hazardous waste. Hawaii County file image.

If you’ve been wondering what to do with that old car battery or left-over paint in your garage, Hawaii County is willing to help.

A household hazardous waste collection will be held next weekend at two locations on the Big Island. The waste will be collected Saturday, May 3, at the Waimea solid waste transfer station and Sunday, May 4, at the Pahoa solid waste transfer station.

The hours will be from 8:30 a.m.  to 3:30 p.m. at each site.

The events are for household-generated and self-hauled waste only. No electronic waste such as televisions or computer equipment, or business or farm waste will be accepted.

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Types of acceptable household hazardous waste include automotive fluids, including used oil and antifreeze, used batteries, fluorescent lights and pesticides.

The county Department of Environmental Management holds these collection events periodically to allow residents to conveniently dispose of acceptable household hazardous waste in a manner that protects both public health and the environment. For more information visit www.hawaiizerowaste.org or call Chris Chin-Chance at 961-8554 or recycle3@co.hawaii.hi.us.

The next scheduled hazardous household waste collections will be June 2 in Hilo and June 9 in Kailua-Kona.

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