Household Hazardous Waste Collection Events Set For Big Island

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Household Hazardous Waste collection events will be held between 7:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. on the following dates and locations:

  • Saturday, Aug. 7, 2021, at the Waiākea High School Parking Lot B (entry via Po‘okela Parkway, upper driveway off W. Kāwili Street)
  • Saturday, Aug. 14, 2021, at the Kealakehe High School Parking Lot (entry via Pū‘ohulihuli Street)

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

Acceptable household hazardous waste includes automotive fluids, used batteries, fluorescent bulbs, and pesticides. For a complete list of acceptable or unacceptable household hazardous waste, visit the county’s website.

These events are for household-generated and self-hauled waste only. Businesses, government agencies, non-profit agencies, or farm wastes are prohibited by law. No latex paint, no electronic waste, and no tires will be accepted.


Social/Physical Distancing Rules for Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Collection Events:

  • Remain in your vehicle unless directed by authorized personnel.
  • Prior to arriving at the event, place your HHW items in your trunk or truck bed. Make sure your trunk can be unlocked or opened remotely. If you don’t have a trunk or truck bed, it is preferred that you place your materials in the unlocked and unoccupied backseat area.
  • Due to infection transmission hazards, all containers brought to the event will not be returned and should be disposable. If you want to keep your container, transfer the material into a safe disposable container prior to the event.
  • To minimize interactions, please label your HHW items (if possible) and ensure that your HHW items are easily distinguishable and separate from anything else in your trunk or truck bed.
  • 6-foot physical distancing is required. Facial masks covering nose and mouth are highly recommended.
  • If you are under quarantine, feeling ill, or showing symptoms of illness, consider postponing your participation in the event or designate someone else to drop off your materials.


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