Free Residential Household Hazardous Waste Collection Events Set for August

July 27, 2019, 11:00 AM HST
* Updated July 24, 6:21 PM
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Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) collection events will be held on Aug. 3 and 10, 2019, between 7:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. at new locations:

  • Saturday, Aug. 3, at the Francis Wong Baseball Stadium Parking Lot (entry via Manono Street)
  • Saturday, Aug. 10, at the Kealakehe High School Parking Lot (entry via Pū‘ohulihuli Street)

The County of Hawaiʻi’s Department of Environmental Management holds these regular collection events at no charge to the public, so households can conveniently dispose of acceptable household hazardous waste in a manner that protects both public health and the environment.

These events are for household-generated and self-hauled waste only. Business, government agency, nonprofit agency, or farm wastes are not allowed. No latex paint, no electronic waste, and no tires will be accepted.

Acceptable household hazardous waste includes automotive fluids, used batteries, fluorescent bulbs, and pesticides. Reusable latex paint will be not be accepted at the Hilo and Kailua-Kona events.

For a more complete list of acceptable or unacceptable household hazardous waste, go online.


The website includes other useful information on solid waste diversion and recycling.


The next Hilo and Kailua-Kona HHW collection events are planned for February 2020.

If you have any questions regarding these HHW collection events, contact Chris Chin-Chance, recycling specialist with the Department of Environmental Management, at (808) 961-8554 or email [email protected].

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