The County of Hawaii Department of Environmental Management will offer free household hazardous waste collection from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 1, at the Waimea Recycling and Transfer Station. The collection is for household generated and self-hauled waste only. Business, government agency or farm wastes are not allowed. No electronic waste will be accepted.
Some types of acceptable household hazardous waste includes automotive fluids, used batteries, fluorescent lights and pesticides. Latex paint will be accepted at the Waimea event. For a more complete list of acceptable or unacceptable waste, visit www.hawaiizerowaste.org. The website includes other useful information on solid waste diversion and recycling.