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County HI-5 Beverage Recyling Services Expand

October 1, 2015, 4:56 PM HST
* Updated October 1, 5:06 PM
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Big Island residents living in Pahoa, Hawaiian Ocean View Estates, and Volcano have expanded options for recycling their Hi-5 beverage containers with the reopening and addition of HI-5 services at the each of the area’s County of Hawai’i Recycling and Transfer Stations.

Mayor Billy Kenoi, the Department of Environmental Management, and the State Department of Health announced that the Pahoa HI-5 certified redemption center, a feature of the transfer station that had not initially reopened following the 2014 threat of lava to the area, will resume operations. Pahoa Recycling and Transfer Station’s HI-5 Redemption Center is open on Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

After completing renovations at the Volcano Recycling and Transfer Station in July, a new HI-5 service has been added. The Volcano Recycling and Transfer Station’s HI-5 Redemption Center is open on Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

In addition, Hawaiian Ocean View Estates Recycling and Transfer Station has a new HI-5 Redemption service open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. every Saturday.

Each of the recycling and transfer stations also has areas provided for the recycling of non-Hi5 glass and plastic as well as paper fibers.

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To learn more about HI-5 recycling, call the County of Hawai’i HI-5 Recycling Specialists at 961-8549 or visit the Hawai’i Zero Waste website.

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