General Information, Maps & Directions to Solid Waste Division Facilities:

County of Hawai‘i Solid Waste Division Public Facilities are comprised of two (2) Landfills, an East Hawai‘i Reload Facility and twenty-two (22) Recycling & Transfer Stations.  For more detailed information, download one of the following documents:

Solid Waste Division Public Facilities Map
Map and Directions to County of Hawaii Solid Waste Facilities
County of Hawai‘i Solid Waste Division Recycling Facility GPS Locations (If you have a GPS device or internet mapping service)
Or use the online Arc GIS to get locations & general descriptions of facilities.

Solid Waste Informational Sheet (PDF)

Note: Most of our locations do not have designated phone numbers.
The County of Hawai‘i does not provide curbside business or household rubbish or recyclables collection services, please look in your local phonebook or online for a listing of rubbish/recyclables haulers/collectors.

HOURS OF OPERATIONS:

All County Solid Waste Division Facilities are closed on New Year’s Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.  We may also be closed for natural disasters or other emergencies, or special events (e.g. Ironman Triathlon) please check the announcements on the home page for any closure or service interruption notices.

Landfill & Reload Facility Hours of Operations

Landfill & Reload Facility Hours Days
East Hawai‘i Reload Facility (Sort Station) 6:30 a.m. – 4:15 p.m. (CLOSED 12:00 p.m. to 12:30 p.m.) Open Daily
West Hawai‘i Sanitary Landfill (WHSL) 7:00 a.m. – 4:15 p.m. Monday to Saturday (CLOSED Sundays)

Recycling & Transfer Stations Hours of Operations

  1. All Residential Recycling & Transfer Stations accept household generated self-haul rubbish at no charge (no commercial or farm waste allowed):
  2. Operating Schedule for Solid Waste Recycling & Transfer Stations (updated June 14, 2018) see table below

    Facility Hours Days Address
    Glenwood 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Sunday / Tuesday / Friday 18-2463 Ala Mahinaʻai
    Hāwī (Ka‘auhuhu) 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Open Daily 55-3595 Kaʻauhuhu Road
    Hilo 6:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Open Daily 1471 Ho‘olaulima Road
    Honoka‘a 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Open Daily 45-624 Plumeria Street
    Honomū 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Monday / Thursday / Saturday 28-1844 Old Māmalahoa Highway
    Kailua-Kona (Kealakehe) 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Open Daily 74-598 Hale Māka‘i Place
    Kalapana 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Monday / Thursday/ Saturday 12-7660 Kalapana-Kapoho Beach Road
    Kea‘au 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Open Daily 16-921 Kea‘au-Pāhoa Road
    Keauhou 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Open Daily 79-7098 Māmalahoa Highway
    Ke‘ei 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Sunday / Tuesday / Friday 83-6180 Pu‘uhonua Road
    Laupāhoehoe 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Sunday / Tuesday / Friday 35-2055 Old Māmalahoa Highway
    Miloli‘i Sunrise to Sunset Open Daily 89-1217 Miloli‘i Road
    Ocean View 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Saturdays only 92-9017 Māmalahoa Highway
    Pa‘auilo 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Monday / Thursday / Saturday 43-1615 Hauola Road
    Pāhala 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Sunday / Tuesday / Friday  96-1250 Old Māmalahoa Highway
    Pāhoa 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Open Daily 15-1870 Cemetery Road
    Pāpa‘ikou 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Sunday / Tuesday / Friday 27-215 Old Māmalahoa Highway
    Puakō 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Sunday / Tuesday / Friday 66-1471 Puakō Beach Drive
    Volcano 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Monday / Thursday / Saturday 19-3438 Volcano Road
    Waiea 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Monday / Thursday / Saturday 86-3895 Hawai‘i Belt Road
    Waimea 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Open Daily 92-9017 Māmalahoa Highway
    Wai‘ōhinu 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Open Daily 95-6155 Kaulia Road
  3. Scrap Metal Recycling
    Scrap Metal Collection Sites Hours Days
    Hilo & Kealakehe (Kailua-Kona) Recycling & Transfer Stations 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Open Daily
    Honoka‘a, Hāwī/Ka‘auhuhu, Kea‘au, Ke‘ei, Laupāhoehoe, Pāhala, Pāhoa, Puakō, Wai‘ōhinu and Waimea Recycling & Transfer Stations Normal Transfer Station hours of operation only, see table above. Normal Transfer Station days of operation, see table above
    1. Scrap Metal collection sites/bins accept self-hauled materials from household generators.  No commercial or agency material allowed, prohibited by law.
    2. Scrap metal should be free of all rubbish, lubricants and fuels.
  4. Greenwaste Recycling
    Greenwaste Collection Sites Hours Days Allowed Customers
    East Hawai‘i Organics Facility (EHOF in Hilo) 6:30 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. (CLOSED 12:00 p.m. to 12:30 p.m. daily) Open Daily Households and Commercial Businesses
    West Hawai‘i Organics Facility (WHOF in Pu‘uanahulu) 7:00 a.m. to 4:15 p.m Monday to Saturday (CLOSED Sundays) Households and Commercial Businesses
    Ke‘ei and Volcano Recycling & Transfer Stations 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Normal Transfer Station days of operation, see table above Household self-haul customers only. No businesses or farms allowed, prohibited by law. Load size restrictions apply
    Kea‘au, Kealakehe (Kailua-Kona), Pāhoa & Waimea Recycling & Transfer Stations 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Open Daily Household self-haul customers only. No businesses or farms allowed, prohibited by law. Load size restrictions apply
    1. Greenwaste drop-off by residential generator self-haul customers at any Recycling & Transfer Station is restricted to customers with Type I or Type II vehicles (under 20,000# GVW and less than 6 cubic yard loads) or smaller. Customers with types of vehicles greater than 20,000# GVW or greenwaste loads greater than 6 cubic yards will be directed to the West Hawai’i Organics Facility (WHOF) at Pu’uanahulu or the East Hawai‘i Organics Facility (EHOF) in Hilo.

Thank you for your kōkua in protecting our environment.

RULES FOR TRANSFER STATIONS

General Rules for Recycling & Transfer Stations:

  1. All materials shall be deposited directly into the designated rubbish containers. Waste disposed of outside of the containers constitutes illegal dumping. (County Code §20-43 (d))
  2. Burning of refuse is extremely dangerous and is not allowed. (County Code §20-44)
  3. Scavenging is not permitted. (County Code §20-42 and H.A.R. §11-58.1-04(i)(1)(F)(2))
  4. The County expects recycling of greenwaste whenever possible – including shrubbery, palm fronds, tree cuttings & grass clippings at the Greenwaste Recycling Facilities located at the East Hawai‘i and West Hawai‘i Organics Facilities, or at designated bins at specific Recycling & Transfer Stations.
  5. Scrap Metal, including white goods/appliances (refrigerators, stoves, etc.), is expected to be recycled at either the Kealakehe/Kailua-Kona or Hilo Scrap Metal Facilities, or at designated bin at specific Recycling & Transfer Stations, and should not be put into Transfer Station refuse containers.

Permitted Materials at Recycling & Transfer Stations:

  1. Household refuse, residential do-it-yourself construction and demolition not exceeding 4 feet in length, soft compactable bulky items (mattresses, stuffed chairs, and couches) and residential self-hauled greenwaste. (County Code §20-43(b)(1))
    1. Residential ‘Do-It-Yourself’ generators of Construction and Demolition debris (C&D) disposing of wastes at any County Transfer Station are allowed only one (1) C&D load per customer per day.
      1. C&D load shall not exceed 5 cubic yards (e.g. 5 cubic yards is equivalent to one (1) full sized pick-up truck with 8 foot long bed filled to its entirety up to the top of the cab level).  C&D loads exceeding 5 cubic yards must be taken directly to the West Hawai‘i Sanitary Landfill (not the Transfer Station).  Tip fees will apply.  C&D material is not accepted at the South Hilo Sanitary Landfill (SHSL) or the East Hawai‘i Regional Sort Station (Hilo).
    2. If during a single day period a Residential ‘Do-It-Yourself’ generator has more than one load of C&D material they are allowed to take any additional loads directly to the West Hawai‘i Sanitary Landfill (not the Transfer Station).  Tip fees will apply.  C&D material is not accepted at the South Hilo Sanitary Landfill (SHSL) or the East Hawai‘i Regional Sort Station (Hilo).
    3. Residential ‘Do-It-Yourself’ generators of C&D material exceeding the one load per day limit at any Transfer Station may dispose of an additional load (based on limitations above) the following day at the Transfer Station during normal operating hours.
    4. Questions?  Please contact the Solid Waste Division Administrative Office at 961-8270 or email to .

Prohibited Materials at Recycling & Transfer Stations:

  • Prohibited materials shall include all commercially hauled rubbish, garbage, swill or refuse, prohibited materials as defined by the State Department of Health, refuse generated by a business, Federal or State agency, religious entity or nonprofit organization. (County Code §20-43 (b)(2))
  • No abandoned vehicles. (County Code §20-43 (b)(2)) Check https://www.hawaiizerowaste.org/recycle/automotive/ or the phone directory for options.
  • No tires; including cut, sliced, chipped or shredded tires. (County Code §20-46 (b))
  • No wastes from manufacturing, industrial or agricultural processes (e.g. farms). No hard bulky items, such as hide-a-beds with metal frames. These items must be taken directly to the East Hawai‘i Reload Facility or West Hawai‘i Sanitary Landfill.  Any oversized items may be assessed an additional special handling fee in addition to the regular landfill tipping fee. (County Code §20-43 (b)(2))
  • No materials from either commercial/business construction or demolition work. (County Code §20-43 (b)(2))
  • No residential do-it-yourself construction and demolition debris (C&D) loads exceeding 5 cubic yards.  C&D loads exceeding 5 cubic yards will be directed to the West Hawai‘i Sanitary Landfill (Pu‘uanahulu), where customer may dispose of large loads of C&D (>5 cubic yards).  Tip fees will apply.  Questions?  Please contact the Solid Waste Division Administrative Office at 961-8270 or email to .
  • No asbestos waste. Asbestos waste is accepted at West Hawai’i Sanitary Landfill only (contact Waste Management @ 886-0940)  (County Code §20-43 (b)(2))
  • No canec building material waste. Canec waste is accepted at West Hawai’i Sanitary Landfill only (contact Waste Management @ 886-0940)  (County Code §20-43 (b)(2))
  • No dead animals, animal parts or other similar organic wastes. Disposal at landfill by appointment only, please call 961-8663 (Hilo) or 886-8059 (Pu‘uanahulu). (County Code §20-37 (a) & §20-43 (a)(3))
  • No propane, oxygen or acetylene tanks or compressed gas cylinders (County Code §20-31)
  • No explosives, hazardous or radioactive wastes including fluorescent light bulbs, batteries, and e-waste shall be thrown down the chutes. (County Code §20-40)
  • No landscape contractors or commercial haulers of residential greenwaste materials. Take to designated greenwaste facilities. (County Code §20-36 (c) & §20-43 (b)(2))

Penalties

Any violation of this article is a petty misdemeanor. In addition to the petty misdemeanor, any person who violates the provisions of this article shall, upon conviction, be required to remove their refuse or shall be liable for the costs of removing that refuse. Each day of violation shall constitute a separate offense. (County Code §20-45)

Reminder

NO COMMERCIAL REFUSE, COMMERCIALLY HAULED RESIDENTIAL WASTES OR COMMERCIAL HAULERS ALLOWED! Please see rules for LANDFILL DISPOSAL below. (County Code §20-36 (c) & §20-43 (b)(2))

RULES FOR LANDFILL & RELOAD FACILITY DISPOSAL

General Rules for Landfill & Reload Facility Disposal

Landfill & Reload Facility Disposal Permits:
  1. Required for commercial disposal of waste at both the East Hawai‘i Reload Facility (Sort Station) in East Hawai‘i and at the West Hawai‘i Sanitary Landfill (WHSL) in Pu‘uanahulu.
  2. Solid Waste Facility Disposal Permit Application & Instructions (PDF) are available at the Department of Environmental Management office at the Waiākea Office Plaza.
East Hawai‘i Reload Facility (Sort Station) Load Size Restriction
  1. Loads destined for the East Hawai‘i Reload Facility (Sort Station) are limited to less than 40 cubic yards per load.
Construction and Demolition Debris (C&D) or Grading and Grubbing (G&G) Waste at West Hawai‘i Sanitary Landfill only:
  1. Please note that a Notice of Authorization (NOA) for the disposal of Construction and Demolition (C&D) Debris or Grading and Grubbing (G&G) is no longer required.
  2. All C&D or G&G material are prohibited from the South Hilo Sanitary Landfill (SHSL) and the East Hawai‘i Regional Sort Station (Hilo) starting August 1, 2019.
  3. All C&D or G&G material must be hauled to the West Hawai‘i Sanitary Landfill (WHSL) in Pu‘uanahulu.
  4. If you are disposing more than 50 cubic yards of C&D and/or G&G waste per day to the West Hawai‘i Sanitary Landfill please notify the West Hawai‘i Scale House (886-8059) at least 24 hours prior to disposing for scheduling.
  5. Questions? Please contact the Solid Waste Division office at 961-8270 if you need to confirm whether you have C&D or G&G materials.
  6. Loads containing contaminated soil must establish a “profile” with our WHSL contractor Waste Management Hawai’i at: www.wmsolutions.com
Special Handling: Dead Animals, Animal Parts or Similar Organic Wastes (slaughterhouse, seafood processing and etc.); Medical Waste; Sludge, Oversized and Other Special Handling Wastes required to be disposed at West Hawai‘i Sanitary Landfill only.

Disposal at West Hawai‘i Sanitary Landfill by appointment only, please call 886-8059 (Pu‘uanahulu).  Questions on what is considered special handling call 961-8270.

Hours of Operation:
  1. East Hawai‘i Reload Facility (Sort Station): 6:30 a.m. – 4:15 p.m. (CLOSED 12:00 p.m. to 12:30 p.m. daily)
  2. West Hawai’i Sanitary Landfill (WHSL): 7:00 a.m. – 4:15 p.m. (CLOSED SUNDAYS)
Landfill and Reload Facility Tip Fee Rates & Payment Options:
  1. Currently the Landfill and Reload Facility tip fee rate is $110.00 per ton (pro-rated for any fraction thereof). Hawai‘i County Code §20-49 (a)(1)(A)
  2. Special Handling fee of $110.00 per load or fraction thereof will be assessed on special categories of commodities to be landfilled and for any material deemed to require special handling (e.g. oversized material). Questions? Call West Hawai‘i Sanitary Landfill (Pu‘uanahulu) at 886-8059. Hawai‘i County Code §20-49 (a)(1)(C)
  3. All businesses (including commercial haulers), agencies, farms and non-profits will be subject to a source-separated greenwaste tip fee of $27.50 per ton (pro-rated for any fraction thereof).  Hawai‘i County Code §20-49 (a)(2)(B)
  4. Effective July 1, 2018 new landfill tip fee rates will be implemented per County Code.  To see the yearly changes (every July 1st until July 1, 2022) to the schedule of tip fees and special handling fees please read the following notice: Solid Waste Division Disposal Fee & Finance Charges Changes Effective 2018-07-01.
  5. We accept checks and credit cards with proper identification. Sorry, we do NOT accept cash.
Recycling Reminder:
  1. Please remember to recycle all recyclable materials (Scrap Metal, Greenwaste & Other recyclables) prior to entering the landfills. Do not mix loads destined for recycling and the landfill.

In accordance with applicable Federal, State and Local laws and regulations. Local laws and regulations include, but not limited to: “Hawai’i County Code, Chapter 20: Refuse” and “County of Hawai’i – Department of Environmental Management – Solid Waste Division – Administrative Rules for Solid Waste Refuse Control and Disposal Fees.”