What We Do
Recycle Hawaii collaborates with island communities on educational efforts and effective climate action to transform the global culture of waste into one that supports a vibrant planet. As an organization, we have a vision for an island that uses fewer materials and recovers those materials that are used for repurposing on or off the island. Recycle Hawaii as a 501(3)(c) nonprofit has existed since 1992 and been dedicated to reducing waste in the County of Hawai’i though educating the public in a variety of means – presenting workshops on recycling and composting; creating a website for the pubic; working with schools through Recycle Bowl and our Upcycling Art programs while also making classroom presentations; fielding calls and email inquiries about reuse and recycling on island. A major service is our Residential Recycling Guide, formerly an annually published document and now updated constantly on our website. We have also promoted landfill waste diversion by implementing programs such as transfer station reuse centers and a Do-It-Yourself motor oil program. We have worked and continue to work with other NGOs such as Keep America Beautiful, Hawaii Wildlife Fund and Zero Waste Big Island.
Who We Are
We are a 501(c)3 education non-profit. We work in solid waste, using outreach and education tools to reduce waste in Hawai’i County through our residents and businesses. We work closely with our representatives to inform them about solid waste issues, and we work to implement solutions that reduce waste, such as transfer station reuse centers and a DIY motor oil collection system. It is our hope that we will be able to share our experiences across the Pacific Islands.