Pāhoa Redemption Center to Close Until Further Notice

June 28, 2017, 3:09 PM HST
* Updated June 28, 3:28 PM
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The Pāhoa Recycling & Transfer Station. Hawaii County photo.

The Pāhoa HI-5 Certified Redemption Center located at the Pāhoa Recycling & Transfer Station will close effective July 1, 2017, until further notice.

The close proximity of another certified redemption center about a half-mile away resulted in an unexpected increase in cost to continue services when the Pāhoa site’s operations contract was re-bid.

Due to this increase in cost and the close proximity of the alternate center, the site will be closed for the time being; the Hawai‘i County Department of Environmental Management plans to re-bid the site and possibly reopen it at a later date.

Alternate Site Schedule

Kea‘au, Atlas Recycling
Kea`au Recycling & Transfer Station
16-921 Kea‘au-Pahoa Road
Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
8 a.m. to  3:30 p.m.


Pāhoa, Business Services Hawai`i
Pāhoa Village Road (across from the post office)
8 a.m. to 3:30pm


The Department of Environmental Management would like to thank the public for their cooperation and understanding as it works with its contractors to make the HI-5 program as convenient as possible.

The department apologizes for any inconvenience caused by the closure of the Pāhoa HI-5 Certified Redemption Center.

For more information and a complete list of Certified Redemption Centers in Hawai`iCounty, go online or contact Craig Kawaguchi at [email protected].

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