Free residential household hazardous waste collection in Waimea, Pāhoa

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Hawaiʻi County is holding household hazardous waste collection events from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.:

  • March 4: Spencer Kalani Schutte District Park (Waimea)
  • March 5: Pāhoa Recycling and Transfer Station

The county’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. 

Acceptable household hazardous waste includes automotive fluids, used batteries, fluorescent bulbs and pesticides.

For a complete list of acceptable or unacceptable household hazardous waste, click here. The website also includes other useful information on solid waste diversion and recycling.


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

Social and physical distancing rules apply for these events.

  • Remain in your vehicle unless directed by authorized personnel.
  • Prior to arriving at the event, place your waste 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 hazard, 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, label your waste items (if possible) and make sure that your waste items are easily distinguishable and separate from anything else in your trunk or truck bed.
  • Six-foot physical distancing is recommended. In addition, facial masks covering the nose and mouth are recommended.
  • If you are under quarantine, feeling ill or showing symptoms of illness, consider postponing your participation in our event or designate someone else to drop off your materials.

If you have questions, contact Chris Chin-Chance, recycling specialist with the Department of Environmental Management, at 808-961-8554 or email [email protected].



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