February 1, 2020 –
Bring your own automotive fluids, chemicals and poisons and other hazardous household wastes to the Waiākea High School Student (upper) Parking Lot collection area (via W. Kāwili Street) on February 1st, 2020. Business, farm, non-profit or government agency waste are NOT allowed by law. Electronic waste (e-waste) and latex paint are also NOT allowed. For full details on what materials are and are not accepted please visit our Household Hazardous Waste page. Certain restrictions apply.
Please enter the Waiākea High School Student Parking Lot (B) area via Po‘okela Parkway (not at streetlight intersection) at the mauka (west) entrance (across street from UH Hilo parking lot), it is a one-way entrance only for this event. Exit only via Warrior Ave. at the Kapi‘olani St. intersection. Follow signage and security guards.
There will be no concurrent collection event for reusable latex (water-based) paints. Reusable latex paint is collected year-round at the Hilo Reuse Center at the Hilo Recycling & Transfer Station, please call 498-7916, or at the Kea‘au Reuse Center at the Kea‘au Recycling & Transfer Station, please call 498-8726. If your latex paint is junk/unusable solidify it and dispose with your regular rubbish.
Customers should pack their items in spill-proof containers and be careful when transporting them to the event. When at the event please remain in your vehicle in line until authorized personnel come to unload your vehicle. For your safety and the safety of those around you please do not walk your hazardous materials over to the authorized personnel in the restricted area, this precaution is to prevent accidents, prevent spillage and ensure fairness to those already waiting in line. Do not drop off materials during non-event times as that is illegal dumping and violators will be prosecuted. Mahalo for your kōkua.
Anyone who requires an auxiliary aid or service for effective communication (including language interpreting) or a modification of policies or procedures to participate in this event should contact Chris at 961-8554 as soon as possible, but no later January 24, 2020.