3 HI-5 Recycling Sites to Close

June 20, 2022, 3:26 PM HST
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The county will no longer be funding HI-5 Certified Redemption Center sites at the Waimea, Hilo, and Kealakehe transfer stations, officials announced Monday.

The decision to shut the sites down was because there are operational CRCs within a short distance from the above-mentioned sites. Additionally, the Volcano CRC contract was put out for bid, and none were submitted for the continued CRC service to this community.

The Department of Environmental Management was able to negotiate a 90-day time extension for the Volcano site, subject to the service date changing from Saturday to Thursday. DEM intends to put the contract out for bid again in hopes of getting interested vendors willing to bid for providing the service within available DOH funding.

Volcano CRC, located at the Volcano Recycling and Transfer Station, last day of Saturday operations will be June 25, 2022. Beginning on July 7, services will be available on Thursdays during the extension period.
Reason: Vendor requests a date change due to staffing issues.

The last day of operations for Waimea, Hilo and Kealakehe CRCs is below:

  • Waimea: Saturday, June 25
  • Hilo: Wednesday, June 29
  • Kealakehe: Wednesday, June 29

See the schedule below for Certified Recycling Center days of operations for the following locations:

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