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Recycling centers for scrap metal open in Hilo, Kona

Marketing class begins July 10

The Hawaii Youth Business Center (HYBC) in Pahoa will present “Marketing Your Product — Local to Global,” a four-session workshop starting July 10 on a “time-tested, proven, yet cutting-edge and radically different, marketing system for local businesses/products to attract global customers.”

The workshop will run for four consecutive Wednesdays from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at HYBC, now located in Pahoa’s Woodland Center off Highway 130.

Gerardo Delgado, a local marketing expert who has helped both small business owners and industry leaders implement successful marketing strategies that are both practical and results-oriented, will conduct the workshop. Cost is $80, or $72 if paid in advance, which includes course material, a companion book, “Marketing with Aloha – What Every Business Owner Should Know About Advertising,” by Delgado.

Call HYBC at 966-6534 or email To check out the course details, log on to the Facebook page, “The Hawaii Youth Business Center.”

Isle scrap metal centers open

Big Isle residents now have locations on both sides of the island to drop off most types of scrap metal — both commercial and residential — for recycling.

Big Island Scrap Metal LLC announces two new permitted facilities now open for accepting scrap metal in Hilo and Kona.

Addresses, along with the hours of operation, are 16-168 Kalara St. in Keaau, and 74-589 Honokohau St. in Kailua-Kona.

The sites are open Monday-Friday, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Saturday, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.; closed on Sunday.

For more information, please call 854-4530, said company Manager Cody Henriques.

Henriques said both sites are accepting appliances and white goods: washers, dryers, water heaters, stoves, air conditioners, freezers, refrigerators, etc.; all types of vehicles; empty propane, butane tanks and canisters; heavy and light steel; auto batteries and non-ferrous metals, including copper, aluminum and brass.

Items which won’t be accepted include microwaves, dishwashers, electronic waste such as computers, televisions, VCR, DVD or Blue Ray players.


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