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Oahu recycling rates are above the national average and Honolulu ranks among the top cities in the country in landfill diversion. By employing both recycling and waste-to-energy, more than 70% of Oahu's municipal solid waste is being diverted from Waimanalo Gulch Landfill. Expansions to the H-POWER waste-to-energy plant and increases in recycling will further decrease what goes to landfill.
Please click through our website to learn more about all the stuff we throw away, and how you can help sort it out.
See links to the left and right to find your collection schedules and calendars, a list of what to recycle. Look in Services and Programs for more about curbside recycling, bulky item collection, City convenience centers, transfer stations, condo recycling assistance, business recycling assistance, HI-5 redemption centers. Look in the Learning Center for school recycling programs. Check out the Media Library for video, PowerPoints, graphics and print publications. The Resource Library is loaded with data and program development resources, including technical studies, solid waste management plan, recycling and landfill diversion rates, recycling companies, re-use organizations, waste composition analyses, recycling design guidelines and worksheets.
The world of waste is fascinating. You can take a virtual tour of recycling and waste management on Oahu through short videos presented on The Green Channel, or sign up for free a bus tour on the City's award-winning Tour de Trash. Play WHERE DO THINGS GO? to test your knowledge about the blue/green/gray carts.