Upcoming Events

Household Hazardous Waste Drop-Off (every other month)
Tour de Trash
E-waste Drop-off Events
Going Green Events (bi-monthly to monthly)
Aloha Aina Events
Recycling Educational Displays

Household Hazardous Waste Drop-Off (every other month)
The next day for household hazardous waste drop-off is scheduled for Saturday, May 13, 2017. Call 768-3201 no later than one week prior to each event to schedule an appointment, or email us. For more information about household hazardous waste, click here. Drop-off dates are scheduled every two months. Next drop-off dates for 2017: May 13, July 1, September 2.

Tour de Trash
opala If you've ever been interested in learning what happens to your household "trash" after it's been picked up or you've dropped it off for recycling or composting, Tour de Trash is definitely for you. Tour participants will get an up-close look at the recycling and waste processing technology in operation on Oahu and behind-the-scenes tours of island businesses that have instituted the most successful recycling programs. For a description and schedule of Tour de Trash, and to find out how to sign up, click here.

ewasteE-waste Drop-off Events
A list of upcoming E-waste collection events is presented below. For additional e-waste recycling options visit our E-waste recycling page.

Going Green Events (bi-monthly to monthly)
The public is welcomed at FREE recycling community clean-up project events at various Oahu sites with collection of unlimited e-waste. Here is a listing of upcoming events, held from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM.

March 18 at Mililani Waena Elementary

April 1 at Farrington High School

April 22 at Kapolei High School

rolloffGenerous organizations and accepted items include:

T & N Computer Recycling Services:  Unlimited computers, monitors, printers, scanners, one TV per car. Aloha Overstock:  cell phones, ink cartridges. Interstate Batteries:  all kinds of batteries. Pacific Biodiesel:  used cooking oil. Hawaii Lions Clubs:  used eyeglasses and hearing aids. Savers:  used clothing and household items. Bella Project:  prom dresses for high school girls. Dress for Success:  women’s business suits and accessories. Poi Dogs and Popoki:  pet food, towels and blankets. Hawaii Food Bank:  canned goods.

The following items will not be accepted:  metal, tires, paint, motor oil, and hazardous fluids. Items accepted may differ at each event -- see individual event flyers for details.

For more information, contact volunteer Rene Mansho at 291-6151 or email:

Aloha Aina Events
A series of community recycling drives at different Oahu schools hosted by the Kokua Hawaii Foundation. Up to two per month. Drives are held from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm. Click the link for more information and upcoming events.

April 1 at University Lab School

April 15 at Laie Elementary

April 29 at Moanalua Elementary & Middle School

Partner Recyclers will be on hand collecting specific items including:

Schnitzer Steel – all types of scrap metal, including bicycles. T & N Computer Recycling – computers, game systems, CPU’s. Interstate Batteries – all types of batteries including car batteries. RRR Recycling Services – glass bottles, plastic bottles, aluminum cans. Pacific Biodiesel – used cooking oil. Goodwill – clothes, household items, etc. Aloha Overstock– printer cartridges, toner cartridges. Refrigerant Recycling – used appliances. Goodwill – confidential document collection.

Items accepted may differ at each event -- see Kokua Hawaii Foundation website calendar for individual event details.

For more information on the Aloha Aina Recycling Drives contact .

Recycling Educational Display at Costcos
Recycling educational displays are now located at all four Oahu Costco locations. Oahu residents can pick up stickers and brochures at the displays to help them Sort It Out. Each display features the curbside recycling program.

Click here for more information.

TreeCycling 2016-2017
opala As you approach Christmas consider reusable or live potted trees which won't require disposal or recycling. Artificial trees are another good option. The New York Times reported that, in 2003, 70 percent of the Christmas trees in American households were fake. If you go with a cut tree, please recycle. Island residents can choose curbside collection (more on Holiday Collection) or drop-off. Condos and commercial buildings can arrange to haul trees directly to composting facilities - there will be no charge for Christmas trees, courtesy of the City. Please be aware that the State has discontinued the special treecycling sites at parks and other locations around the island. Do not bring your trees to these sites.

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