Honolulu Waste Disposal
Navigate our website for recycling and disposal instructions via a list of .
SORT IT OUT – bulky items
Bulky items go out for monthly bulky item collection or to convenience centers or transfer stations and are then brought to H-POWER. Metal appliances are recycled. The 2012 expansion to H-POWER provided additional capacity to process the combustible furniture, mattresses and carpet. Recycling efforts in the construction industry could divert more concrete and rock.
SORT IT OUT – hazardous waste
Special handling is required for hazardous waste. Disposal is costly and inconvenient. Waste prevention strategies are the most effective: buy only what you need, use it all, use non-hazardous alternatives.
Click for tips on reducing what you buy and reusing what you already have. Also, links to reuse organizations.
List of Common Items:
Glass Bottles & Jars
Put in blue curbside recycling carts including Kawailoa Transfer Station and Waialua Refuse Yard. Take deposit beverage containers to multi-material (HI-5 Plus) recycling centers to redeem your deposits or donate at Going Green or Aloha Aina events. Bars and restaurants are required by law to recycle their glass bottles. Small collectors and recycling companies provide free pick-up service. Local companies make recycled glass products.
Plastic Containers (1 and 2)
Drop off at multi-material (HI-5 plus) recycling centers . Put in blue curbside recycling carts. Take deposit beverage containers to redemption center to redeem your deposits.
Drop off at multi-material (HI-5 plus) recycling centers . Put in blue curbside recycling carts. Some recycled products are locally made.
Corrugated Cardboard Boxes
Drop off at multi-material (HI-5 plus) recycling centers. Put in blue curbside recycling carts. Cardboard is restricted at City disposal sites to no more than 10% per truckload. Large commercial generators of cardboard, including retail operations, can arrange for separate pickup service through recycling companies and haulers.
White & Colored Office Paper
Drop off at multi-material (HI-5 plus) recycling centers . Put in blue curbside recycling carts. Commercial and government office buildings are required by law to recycle office paper. Pickup service can be arranged through a recycling company or hauler. Some recycled products are locally made.
Place at curb for recycling collection in green carts in automated collection areas or in bags in manual collection areas. Drop off at City Convenience Centers or take directly to the composting facility, Hawaiian Earth Recycling, which manufactures mulch and compost products. Leave grass clippings on your lawn when you mow to return nutrients to the soil. Green waste is restricted at City disposal sites to no more than 10% per truckload. Large commercial generators of green waste, including landscapers and property managers, should deliver to the composting facility. Onsite do-it-yourself shredding and mulching is also an option.