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Due to significant decreases in the global market for recyclables the County of Hawai‘i will no longer accept some of the types of materials collected in the Two-Bin Recycling Program at the Recycling & Transfer Stations. However, the County will continue its ongoing efforts to evaluate potential alternatives to remain environmentally and economically responsible.
Starting October 16, 2019 the Two-Bin Recycling Program will be downsized to collect only:
- Corrugated cardboard. Clean with no food or other contamination (e.g. pizza boxes)
- Brown kraft paper bags (e.g. paper shopping bags)
- Glass bottles and jars will continue to be collected in a separate glass bin (clean non-HI-5 containers such as wine bottles, pickle jars, cosmetic jars). No caps, covers or lids.
Small clean metal cans (e.g. soup, canned meat & vegetables, pet food) will no longer be allowed in the Two-Bin Recycling Program; they may be recycled in the scrap metal bins at select Recycling & Transfer Stations.
These changes do not affect the State of Hawai‘i's HI-5 Redemption Program.
Hawai‘i County Gets Picky About Recyclables It Accepts, Citing Global Market Forces (Hawai‘i Public Radio article)