Hazardous Waste Roundup Set for January, March

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HONOLULU – The City’s Department of Environmental Services (ENV) is currently accepting appointments for household hazardous waste drop offs.  The next two drop off dates are January 25 and March 8, by appointment only.

ENV conducts bi-monthly collection drop offs, but residents must call the ENV Household Hazardous Waste Line at (808) 768-3201 and be prepared to provide a list of items and estimated quantities.  Only small quantities are accepted from each household.  Larger quantities may be rejected or incur a fee.  The deadlines to call and make an appointment are January 17 and February 28, respectively.  Businesses must contract privately for proper disposal of hazardous waste materials.


Advertisements promoting the drop off are in today’s Honolulu Star-Advertiser and next week’s MidWeek Magazine.  Acceptable items include pesticides, herbicides, fertilizers, solvents, thinners, corrosives, cleaners, varnishes and gasoline,.  For an expansive list of items accepted, check out the ad or go to www.opala.org.

Honolulu does not have a hazardous waste landfill.  ENV has procured a vendor that collects the hazardous wastes and ships them off island for proper disposal.