Key to coping with recycling changes is finding other ways to reduce, reuse unaccepted items

LAURA RUMINSKI/West Hawaii Today file photo David Rees-Thomas deposits his recyclables in the mixed bin on Nov. 13, 2018, at the Kealakehe recycle station.

With the county set to reduce its recycling capacity later this month, Big Island residents will have to reconsider how they handle their waste for the foreseeable future.