Press Releases

New Kealakehe Assisted Mechanical Loading of Mulch Service Starts July 24, 2014 (Release July 21, 2014)
New Hours at all 10 County HI-5 Certified Redemption Centers Effective July 1, 2014 (Release June 17, 2014)
Hilo & Kona Household Hazardous Waste Collection Events Announced for June 2014
(Release May 27, 2014)
Kealakehe Greenwaste Drop-Off Temporary Service Interruption (Release May 13, 2014)
Waimea & Pāhoa Household Hazardous Waste Collection Events Announced for March 2014 (Release February 24, 2014)
County of Hawai'i Recycles Holiday Trees (Release December 31, 2013)
Hilo & Kona Household Hazardous Waste Events Announced for December 2013 (Release November 25, 2013)
Department of Environmental Management Solid Waste Division Office Closure & Relocation on November 15, 2013
(Release November 8, 2013)
Hawai‘i County Hosts Reusable Shopping Bag Give-A-Way at Hawai‘i International Film Festival (Release October 21, 2013)
Department of Environmental Management Administrative Offices Closure & Relocation on October 25, 2013 (Release October 18, 2013)
Department of Environmental Management Administrative Offices Closure & Relocation Has Been Delayed (Release September 17, 2013)
Revised Environmental Management Commission Agenda for August 28, 2013 Meeting (Release August 15, 2013)
Ho‘olaulima Road Work (Hilo Rubbish Road) Speed Hump Installation Extended (Release July 26, 2013)
Ho‘olaulima Road Work (Hilo Rubbish Road) Speed Hump Installation Starts (Release July 17, 2013)
HI-5 Redemption Centers Change of Operating Hours at County of Hawai'i Recycling and Transfer Stations (Release July 1, 2013)
Hilo & Kona Household Hazardous Waste Collection Events Announced for June 2013
(Release May 8, 2013)
County of Hawai‘i Scrap Metal Facilities Closure Announced, Starting March 28, 2013 (Release March 11, 2013)
Waimea & Pāhoa Household Hazardous Waste Collection Events Announced for March 2013 (Release February 26, 2013)
County of Hawai‘i Reminds Public of Plastic Bag Reduction Ordinance Effective Date is 2013-01-17 (Release January 16, 2013)
Holiday Closures of Transfer Stations & Landfills (Release December 10, 2012)
Hilo & Kona Household Hazardous Waste Collection Events Announced for December 2012 (Release November 16, 2012)
Plastic Bag Reduction Ordinance - Administrative Rules - Public Meeting Notice
(Release October 18, 2012)
Construction at Kealakehe Recycling and Transfer Station Making Progress (Release September 21, 2012)
Wai'ōhinu Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event Announced for September 8, 2012
(Release August 20, 2012)
Puakō Transfer Station Greenwaste Collection Changes to Sundays Starting April 1, 2012 (Release March 14, 2012)
Waimea & Pāhoa Household Hazardous Waste Collection Events Announced for March 2012
(Release February 23, 2012)
Hawai‘i County Announces Treecycling 2011
(Release December 14, 2011)
Hilo & Kona Household Hazardous Waste Collection Events Announced for December 2011
(Release November 18, 2011)
West Hawai‘i Civic Center Approaches Zero Waste (Release November 15, 2011)
Temporary Closure of Kea‘au Transfer Station Due to Construction on November 8, 2011 (Release November 2, 2011)
Temporary Closure of Greenwaste Collection @ Puakō Transfer Station & New Rules on Usage (Release October 28, 2011)
Pu‘uanahulu Landfill & Kealakehe (Kailua-Kona) Transfer Station Closure During Ironman Triathalon, October 8, 2011 (Release September 30, 2011)
County of Hawai‘i Announces E-Waste Collections at Specified Transfer Stations on Rotating Schedule Starting October 1, 2011 (Release September 26, 2011)
Special Wai‘ōhinu Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event Announced for September 2011 (Release August 18, 2011)
Hilo & Kona Household Hazardous Waste Collection Events Announced for June 2011 (Release June 1, 2011)
Pāhoa Solid Waste Recycle and Transfer Station Improvements are Complete (Release May 25, 2011)
Closure of Greenwaste & Scrap Metal Collection @ Kea‘au Solid Waste Transfer Station Due to Construction Starting May 9th, 2011 (Release May 24, 2011)
Waimea & Pāhoa Household Hazardous Waste Collection Events Announced for April 2011 (Release March 2, 2011)
Pāhoa Solid Waste Transfer Station Temporary Closure for Construction (Release February 22, 2011)
The County of Hawai‘i's Rubbish Drop-off site at Hawaiian Ocean View Estates @ Kahuku Park will be closed for New Year's Day (Release December 23, 2010)
Tree-Cycling (Release December 21, 2010)
County Provides Temporary Rubbish Disposal Site in Hawaiian Ocean View Estates (Release November 15, 2010)
Change in Solid Waste Transfer Station Hours of Operation (Release July 21, 2010)
Public Meetings Set On Solid Waste Plans (Release Sept. 15, 2009)
Waimea Transfer Station Closing Temporarily for Paving (Released Sept. 4, 2009)
Waimea Recycling & Transfer Station Going Green (Released Sept. 2, 2009)
Fire Suppression Test Set July 20-22 at Former Kailua-Kona Landfill (Released June 30, 2009)
County Plans Public Meetings on Solid Waste (Released May 14, 2009)
4,000 Pairs of Shoes Saved From Big Island Landfills (Released May 8, 2009)
County Zero Waste Conference on TV (Released April 29, 2009)
Little Fire Ants Found Near Mulching Facility (Released April 10, 2009)
Keauhou Recycling & HI-5 Center to Close Temporarily (Released April 9, 2009)
Hāwī HI-5 Redemption Center Closure (Released March 10, 2009)
Hāwī, Waimea Transfer Stations Temporarily Close (Released March 3, 2009)

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