Free residential household hazardous waste collection
The County of Hawaii’s Department of Environmental Management will hold a free residential household hazardous waste collection event on Aug. 8 in the parking lot of Kealakehe High School in Kailua-Kona.
Between 7:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. that day, the county will collect acceptable household hazardous waste including automotive fluids, used batteries, fluorescent bulbs, and pesticides. No latex paint, electronic waste, or tires will be accepted. For a complete list of acceptable and unacceptable items, visit www.hawaiizerowaste.org.
The event is for householdgenerated and self-hauled waste only. Business, government agency, nonprofit agency, or farm wastes are prohibited by law. Social distancing rules will be in place and face coverings will be required.
The next scheduled West Hawaii collection event is in March 2021 in Waimea.
For more information, contact Chris Chin-Chance, recycling specialist, at 961-8554, or email recycle3-at-hawaiicounty.go
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