Household hazardous waste collection events set

Household hazardous waste collection events will be held between 7:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. on the following new dates and at new locations:

— Saturday, Feb. 1, at the Waiakea High School, parking lot B (entry via Po‘okela Parkway).

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— Saturday, Feb. 8, at the Kealakehe High School, parking lot (entry via Pu‘ohulihuli Street).

The County of Hawaii’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.

Reusable latex paint will be not be accepted at the Hilo and Kailua-Kona events.

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

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

If you have any questions regarding these HHW collection events, please contact Chris Chin-Chance, recycling specialist with the Department of Environmental Management, at 961-8554, or email recycle3@hawaiicounty.gov.

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