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<br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br />William A. Kucharski <br />Harry Kim <br />Director <br />Mayor <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br />Diane A. Noda <br />Wilfred M. Okabe <br />Deputy Director <br /> <br />Managing Director <br /> <br /> <br /> <br />County of Hawai‘i <br /> <br /> <br />DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT <br />345 Kekūanāoʻa Street, Suite 41 • Hilo, Hawai‘i 96720 <br /> (808) 961-8083 · Fax (808) 961-8086 <br /> <br /> <br />November 20, 2017 <br /> <br />NEWS RELEASE <br /> <br /> <br />Free Residential Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event <br />Information <br /> <br />Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) collection events will occur between 7:30 a.m. and <br />2:30 p.m., as follows: <br /> Saturday, December 2, 2017 at the Hilo Recycling and Transfer Station. <br /> Saturday, December 9, 2017 at the Kailua-Kona (Kealakehe) Recycling and Transfer <br />Station. <br /> <br />These events are for household-generated and self-hauled waste only. Business, <br />government agency, non-profit agency or farm wastes are not allowed. NO electronic <br />waste and no tires will be accepted. <br /> <br />The County of Hawai‘i Department of Environmental Management holds these regular <br />collection events so that households can conveniently dispose of acceptable household <br />hazardous waste in a manner that protects both public health and the environment. <br /> <br />Acceptable household hazardous waste includes automotive fluids, used batteries, <br />fluorescent lights and pesticides. Latex paint will be accepted at the Hilo and Kona events <br />for reuse. For a more complete list of acceptable or unacceptable household hazardous <br />waste, please visit our website <br />hazardous-waste/. The website includes other useful information on solid waste diversion <br />and recycling. <br /> <br />If you are unable to attend the events described above, the next scheduled household <br />hazardous waste collection events will be on March 3, 2018 in Waimea, and on March 4, <br />2018 in Pāhoa. <br /> <br />Please direct your comments or questions regarding these Household Hazardous Waste <br />Collection Events to Chris Chin-Chance, Recycling Specialist with the Department of <br />Environmental Management at 961-8554 or email to Mahalo <br />for your kōkua. <br /> <br />County of Hawai‘i is an Equal Opportunity Provider and Employer. <br />