Hazardous waste to be collected


The county will hold two hazardous household waste collections this weekend.

According to a written Department of Environmental Management statement, those events will be 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Saturday at the Waimea Recycling and Transfer Station and 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Sunday at the Pahoa Recycling and Transfer Station.

Collections are for household-generated and self-hauled waste only. Business, government agency or farm wastes are not allowed, and no electronic waste will be accepted.

DEM holds these regular collection events so households can conveniently dispose of acceptable hazardous household waste in a manner that protects both public health and the environment. Some types of acceptable hazardous household waste are automotive fluids, used batteries, fluorescent lights and pesticides.

Latex paint will be accepted only at the Waimea collection.

For a more complete list of acceptable or unacceptable hazardous household waste visit www.hawaiizerowaste.org.

The next scheduled hazardous household waste collection events will be on June 7 in Hilo and June 14 in Kailua-Kona (Kealakehe).

Direct comments or questions to DEM Recycling Specialist Chris Chin-Chance, 961-8554 or recycle3@co.hawaii.hi.us.

 

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