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New Hi5 Search Tool Helps Locate Redemption Sites

March 9, 2016, 12:24 PM HST
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pixabay recyclingA new tool has been launched to help recyclers redeem their Hi5 recyclables.

The tool assists the public in locating certified redemption centers in their area and the hours of operation and address of each site. The results are found on a new website, which is mobile-friendly.

Assistance from the state Office of Planning, ESRI, George Lee and McKay Davis, and Code for Hawai’i volunteers created the new mapping tools for DOH.

“These search tools are currently in the beta development stage, but we wanted to make them available to the public now so that they could test drive them and provide us with feedback as we continue to make them as user-friendly as possible,” said Keith Kawaoka, deputy director of environmental health with the DOH. “We believe these tools will provide the public with a readily available and convenient source of information about the locations and operating times for HI-5 recycling centers throughout the state.

“Sharing information and expertise between state, private, and non-profit organizations can reap innovative and practical advances that benefit the public and the environment. We believe these convenient new tools will help encourage more recycling in Hawai’i.”

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The search help is available on the Department of Health’s Deposit Beverage Container Program website and is accessible via web browsers on computers and mobile devices.

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