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Drop-Off Convenience Centers
for Refuse and Recycling

The City and County of Honolulu provides 10 public refuse drop-off locations: six (6) convenience centers, three (3) transfer stations and one (1) landfill, around the island for residents to dispose of their household rubbish. Residents may use any of these locations free of charge.

Delivery vehicles are limited to pickup trucks, mini-vans or automobiles. Business-owned vehicles are permitted, provided they are limited to the above types and are delivering residential waste. In order to provide convenience to all, no more than two loads per resident will be allowed per day. Residents are restricted to using a pickup truck. Most items from home will be accepted; however, certain items are restricted or prohibited.

Upon arrival, residents will be directed by the City attendant or security guard to the respective containers or areas to dump or place their waste/recyclables.

General Rules and Procedures

Convenience centers are reserved for residential waste material only. Commercial or business refuse (from tree trimmers, roofers, plumbers, small stores, farmers, etc.) is strictly prohibited.

When using a Convenience Center, please follow these rules:

Plan your delivery.
Separate your combustibles, noncombustibles and green waste. Upon your arrival, the convenience center security guard/attendant will inspect your load and instruct you to deposit your materials in the appropriate refuse bins/storage areas.

Obey the security guard's instructions.
The success of the City’s recycling program depends on everyone’s cooperation. Depositing rubbish in the wrong bins will contaminate recyclables and could affect your convenience center privileges in the future.

Make room for others.
Cut or breakdown long, large items, such as tree branches, empty boxes, lumber and pipes, so that they will fit compactly in the refuse bins. Remember, convenience centers have a limited capacity.

Think safety at all times.
Drive slowly, watch for directions by the security guard and obey all traffic control signs and pavement markings. While unloading your vehicle, be careful of your footing. Children and pets must remain inside of vehicles at all times.

Set a good example for others.
Clean up after you’re done. Picking up rubbish around your vehicle will help to keep the convenience center clean.

Be patient.
If the convenience center is closed, consider using the City landfill, refuse transfer station, another convenience center or return later. Heavy usage or mechanical breakdowns can cause temporary, unscheduled closures.

Preparing Your Refuse for Disposal and Recycling

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The City requests the public’s help when preparing their refuse for disposal. Materials should be separated by type so they can readily be unload in the appropriate bins/areas:

  • Burnable refuse goes into the "Combustible" bin, which is sent on to the H-POWER waste-to-energy plant.

  • Non-burnable refuse goes into the "Noncombustible" bin, which ends up at the landfill.

  • Yard waste goes into the "Green Waste" bin, which is delivered to mulching and composting sites.

  • Large appliances, tires and auto batteries are set off on the side for separate collection and delivery to recycling facilities.

Upon arrival, please follow the attendant's instructions.

Acceptable Refuse for "Combustible" bin:
Paper, cardboard, cloth, plastic
Plastic bags of trash (unless filled with noncombustible refuse)
Wood (2" x 4" size or smaller; maximum 4' length)
Roofing material (wood shingles and asphalt paper)

Acceptable Refuse for "Noncombustible" bin:
Metal, glass
Mattresses, furniture, electronic appliances
Rugs, carpeting
Tires (limit 4 per load)
Lumber (maximum 4' lengths)
Drywall, plywood panels
Roofing materials (tile)

Acceptable Material for the "Green Waste" bin:
Grass, leaves, branches (cut branches to four feet or less)
Hedge and tree trimmings
Stumps, logs (9-inch diameter maximum)
Banana cuttings, coconuts, palm fronds
Untreated lumber, untreated pallets

Separate Storage Areas are provided at each site for the following recyclable materials:
Freon appliances — refrigerators, air conditioners
Non-freon appliances — washers, dryers, heaters, stoves
Tires
Auto batteries
Propane tanks

Restricted Items:
Large appliances — 2 per month
Tires — 4 per month
Auto batteries — 2 per month
Drywall — 5 sheets per day
Plywood — 5 sheets per day

Prohibited Materials:
Business/commercial and farm/agricultural refuse
Dirt, rock, sand, concrete, asphalt (take to City landfill)
Liquids, oils, greases
Wet kitchen garbage
Animal carcasses and waste products (take to City landfill)
Large automobile parts
Explosives and weapons
Hazardous or toxic waste
Wet paints, solvents
Poisons, pesticides, herbicides
Medical waste
Compressed gas cylinders (oxygen, acetylene, etc.)


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Locations and Hours

Ewa Convenience Center
Location: 91-1000 Geiger Road, near gate to former Barbers Point NAS.

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Tel: 226-2996
Hours: 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. daily (closed Christmas and New Year's Day)


Laie Convenience Center
Location: 56-020 Kamehameha Highway, behind the City's Laie Corporation Yard.

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Tel: 293-8714
Hours: 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. daily (closed Christmas and New Year's Day)


Wahiawa Convenience Center
Location: 71-129 Wilikina Drive, where Kamananui Road meets Wilikina Drive.

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Tel: 621-3648
Hours: 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. daily (closed Christmas and New Year's Day)


Waianae Convenience Center
Location: 85-572 Waianae Valley Rd, off Plantation Road next to the closed Waianae Landfill.

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Tel: 696-4203
Hours: 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. daily (closed Christmas and New Year's Day)


Waimanalo Convenience Center
Location: 41-241 Hihimanu Street, near the City Wastewater Treatment Plant

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Tel: 259-7182
Hours: 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. daily (closed Christmas and New Year's Day)


Waipahu Convenience Center
Location: Waipahu Depot Road, near the Honolulu Police Academy.

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Tel: 676-8878
Hours: 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. daily (closed Christmas and New Year's Day)


Kapaa Transfer Station
Location: Kapaa Quarry Access Road, Kailua.

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Tel: 262-4248
Hours:
10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Monday through Friday
7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Saturday and Sunday
(Closed Christmas and New Year's Day)

Transfer stations are open to commercial waste haulers and residents. The rules and procedures for residents using City transfer stations are similar to convenience centers.


Kawailoa Transfer Station
Location: 62-180 Kawailoa Rd., Haleiwa.

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Tel: 637-5511
Hours: 7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. daily (closed Christmas and New Year's Day)

Transfer stations are open to commercial waste haulers and residents. The rules and procedures for residents using City transfer stations are similar to convenience centers.


Keehi Transfer Station (accepts auto batteries and combustible material ONLY)
Location: 606 Middle Street, entrance under the H-1 highway near theBus depot.

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Tel: 845-1162
Hours: 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., Monday through Saturday
(closed Sunday, Christmas and New Year's Day)

Transfer stations are open to commercial waste haulers and residents.  The rules and procedures for residents using City transfer stations are similar to convenience centers with the exception that Keehi Transfer Station only accepts combustible waste and used auto batteries. 


Waimanalo Gulch Sanitary Landfill (disposal ONLY; no recycling options available)
Location: 92-460 Farrington Highway, entrance just past the Ko Olina off-ramp.

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Tel: 668-2985
Hours: 7:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily (closed Christmas and New Year's Day)

Waimanalo Gulch Sanitary Landfill is open to commercial waste haulers and residents.  The rules and procedures for residents using the City landfill are similar to convenience centers. Upon entry into the landfill property, residents follow the roadway and stay to the far right in approach of the scale house. Stop at the gate and the scale attendant will ask the resident about the load. Once the load is approved, the scale attendant will direct the resident to drive up to the unloading area, and the gate will be raised for access up to the unloading area via the landfill access road. A landfill attendant will be positioned near the unloading area to direct incoming vehicles. Residents should follow similar convenience center safety rules while unloading their vehicles. After unloading, the resident will be directed to exit the landfill via the landfill access road.

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