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Residential Tire Collection in Effect

November 3, 2016, 10:05 AM HST
* Updated November 3, 10:08 AM
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landfill-and-transfer-map1The National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration recently reported that this year’s wet season probabilities are favoring near to above average rainfall through next spring. Because

Because rainwater can collect in spare tires and create mosquito-breeding environments, the County of Hawai‘i is encouraging community members to participate in a tire clean-up project.

The County of Hawai‘i Department of Environmental Management is now accepting tires at full-service transfer stations (those that are open seven days of the week) during November only.

This temporary tire amnesty program is an addition to ongoing, proactive mosquito control efforts managed by the recently staffed County Vector Control team that sprays and conducts surveys at county facilities on a regular basis.

For this new program, Hawai‘i Island households may bring in up to four passenger vehicle, motorcycle or ATV tires to any of the County of Hawai‘i Solid Waste Division’s Recycling & Transfer Stations, which are open on a seven-day-per-week basis, during normal operating hours.

Transfer Station Location Hours of Collection                   
Hāwī Daily 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Hilo Daily 6:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Honoka‘a Daily 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Kea‘au Daily 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Kealakehe Daily 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Keauhou Daily 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Pāhoa Daily 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Waimea Daily 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Wai‘ōhinu Daily 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
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To download directions to the locations listed above, click here.

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Customers should locate the Solid Waste Facility Attendant on duty (they will have a fluorescent safety vest on) and advise the SWFA that they have acceptable tires for recycling, the SWFA will instruct the customer where to properly place the tires. Tires dropped off before or after normal operating hours will be considered illegal dumping.

In order to fairly serve the public and ensure that one customer doesn’t overload the site and unnecessarily prevent other customers from participating in the temporary collection, there is a four (acceptable) tire limit per day per vehicle.

Tires should be empty of any liquids, dirt or any other foreign material before bringing them in for disposal.

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Tires from businesses, commercial haulers, nonprofits or farms, including industrial tires (e.g. backhoe, tractor, forklift, etc.) will not be accepted.

Businesses, commercial haulers, nonprofits or farms can contact Hawai‘i County Civil Defense for options to dispose of their tires.

This Fight the Bite Temporary Residential Tire Amnesty Collection Program may be extended if conditions warrant.

For more information on ways you can “Fight the Bite” go to the State of Hawai‘i Department of Health information website.

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