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EPA Waste Wi$e
National Recycling Coalition's Buy Recycled Business Alliance
Recycled Products Guide
State Clean Hawaii Center
Green House Hawaii Project
Environmental Building Coalition of Hawaii
State Department of Health, Solid and Hazardous
Big Island Department of Environmental
Numerous government agencies and organizations at
the county, state and national levels have information,
resources and programs to assist you. To help you
quickly identify the assistance materials that best suit
your needs, a brief description of each program is provided:
Recycling and Waste Prevention resources are available
from the City's Recycling Office (youre already here
at our website), the Big Island's Recycle Hawaii organization
(for those of you on that island) and the Environmental
Protection Agency's (EPA) Waste Wi$e program.
C&D Recycling and Waste Prevention resources
are available from a cooperative task force comprised of
government and industry leaders including the State's Clean
Hawaii Center, the Green House Hawaii
Project and the Environmental Building
Coalition of Hawaii (EBCoH).
Buy Recycled resources are available from the State's Clean
Hawaii Center, the National Recycling Coalition's
Buy Recycled Business Alliance, the Recycled
Products Guide, and the Harris Directory
of Recycled-Content and Pollution Preventing Materials for
Home, Office and Garden.
Hazardous Waste Minimization resources are available from
the State Department of Health, Solid &
Hazardous Waste Branch.
Waste Exchange options are managed through HIMEX,
Hawaii Materials Exchange, coordinated by the State
Office of Solid Waste Management, the Maui Recycling Group,
the County of Maui and the EPA.
Permitting, Regulatory & Technical Assistance is provided
by the State's Office of Solid Waste Management.
Directory includes the complete
names, addresses and telephone numbers of all of the resource
agencies and organizations.
C & D Recycling & Waste Prevention
Opportunities for recycling construction and demolition
(C&D) materials are evolving in Hawaii through the efforts
of a cooperative task force comprised of government and
industry leaders. For more information contact the participating
organizations listed below.
Clean Hawaii Center: 587-3802
The Clean Hawaii Center (CHC) has been working closely
with the Department of Health's Office of Solid Waste Management
and the building industry to co-sponsor a series of workshops,
developmental forum sessions and publications to promote
industry and public sector awareness of the issues related
to minimizing C&D waste.
MINIMIZING CONSTRUCTION AND DEMOLITION WASTE IN HAWAII
A CONTRACTOR'S WASTE MANAGEMENT GUIDE
DIRECTORY OF CONSTRUCTION AND DEMOLITION WASTE MANAGEMENT
Green House Hawaii Project: 587-3802
The Green House Hawaii Project Team is a diverse group
of architects, artists, builders, suppliers, and representatives
from the State of Hawaii and the City & County of Honolulu
committed to promoting an awareness of building products
and design principles to minimize waste and conserve resources.
The project has several phases which include: an exhibit
of environmentally responsible products and principles,
kitchen, bath and office modules with full-scale applications
of the products, a Hawaii Advanced Building Technologies
Training Program; energy-efficient building guidelines;
and a model demonstration home project.
GREEN HOUSE HAWAII PRODUCTS AND MATERIALS LISTING
GUIDE TO RESOURCE-EFFICIENT BUILDING IN HAWAII
HAWAII ADVANCED BUILDING TECHNOLOGIES TRAINING PROGRAM
Environmental Building Coalition of
Hawaii (EBCoH): 955-8341
EBCoH is a research and educational outreach program administered
by the University of Hawaii School of Architecture to promote
environmentally supportive building technologies and practices
for Hawaii and the Pacific Islands and to create a forum
to exchange ideas and information that will assist policy
makers, developers, architects, contractors, educators,
students and the general public in making balanced, long-range
decisions when undertaking construction projects.
EBCoH projects include:
Daylighting Design Guidelines
Natural Ventilation Case Study
Insulation, Radiation and Gable Vent Study
Photovoltaic Learning Modules
Low Pollution Ground Transportation for the Tourist Industry
Web Pages and Clearinghouse
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
(800) EPA-WISE (372-9473)
Waste Wi$e Program: www.epa.gov/wastewise
Become a Waste Wi$e member! Many U. S. companies have demonstrated
that by reducing and recycling materials which would otherwise
become trash, they can reap substantial savings, sometimes
millions of dollars per year.
EPA developed the Waste Wi$e program to assist businesses
in taking cost-effective actions to reduce waste in the
areas of waste prevention, recycling collection and buying
or manufacturing recycled products.
Why Join Waste Wi$e?
EPA provides technical assistance via a hotline and electronic
bulletin board, how-to publications, lessons from other
companies and regular program updates.
Successful waste reduction efforts are highlighted in EPA
documents, business magazines, environmental journals and
Participating companies may use the Waste Wi$e logo in
Waste Wi$e provides an opportunity for your firm to be
viewed by peers and customers as a national leader in environmental
Check out the Waste Wi$e Home Page on the Internet for
waste reduction information, WASTE WI$E UPDATE newsletters
and technical assistance tip sheets.
Correspond with Waste Wi$e via e-mail at email@example.com
Join other nationally recognized companies and become Waste
Big Island Recycle Hawaii
(808) 961-2676 or (808) 329-2886
A 501 (c) 3 educational organization www.recyclehawaii.org
Recycle Hawaii can provide recycling educational assistance
to you and your staff. Speakers are available for presentations.
Special workshops on green management or waste minimization
can also be arranged.
Publications and resources available:
RECYCLED PRODUCTS & BUILDING MATERIALS LIST
7 STEPS TO BUSINESS RECYCLING; EDUCATING YOUR EMPLOYEES;
SAMPLE KICK-OFF LETTER; SAMPLE FLYER
BIG ISLAND COMMERCIAL RECYCLING SERVICES
RECYCLING & WASTE PREVENTION RESOURCES
BIG ISLAND RECYCLING GUIDE
RECYCLING GLASS ON THE BIG ISLAND
RECYCLING USED MOTOR OIL ON THE BIG ISLAND
BACKYARD COMPOSTING IN HAWAII - brochure or handbook
TIPS FOR REDUCING TRASH
RECYCLING & WASTE REDUCTION
PRESENTATIONS AND WORKSHOPS
State Department of Business, Economic Development &
Clean Hawaii Center: 587-3802
The Clean Hawaii Center (CHC) promotes recycling, remanufacturing
and reuse markets through the development of local end-use
businesses, cooperative marketing, cooperative purchasing
of recycled products and the Buy Recycled in Hawaii campaign.
The CHC provides support to local businesses that process
and manufacture products from waste paper, glass, plastics,
green waste and construction and demolition materials. Services
available include one-on-one counseling relating to business
development, financing, product development, demonstration
and marketing and workshops for lenders, individuals and
associations to provide technical assistance to recycling
The overall goal of the CHC is to increase recycling and
remanufacturing business investment and expansion in Hawaii.
Expansion of the local recycling industry is fundamental
to the state's ability to divert a significant portion of
the 5,000 tons of waste generated in Hawaii each day. In
the process, the CHC will bring attention to the added value
-- relative to jobs, taxes and other economic indicators
-- of the recycling and remanufacturing industries to Hawaii.
HAWAII RECYCLING INDUSTRY GUIDE
BUY RECYCLED IN HAWAII-WHERE TO BUY RECYCLED
PRODUCTS AND RECYCLING SERVICES
PERMIT REQUIREMENTS FOR RECYCLING AND RELATED ACTIVITIES
FOR THE CITY & COUNTY OF HONOLULU, AND COUNTIES OF KAUAI,
MAUI AND HAWAII
Other publications on financial and technical assistance
programs for recycling-related projects
National Recycling Coalition (NRC)
BUY RECYCLED BUSINESS ALLIANCE
The Buy Recycled Business Alliance is a group of national
companies committed to increasing their purchases of recycled-content
products. The Alliance encourages businesses of all sizes
to make purchasing recycled-content products and materials
part of their day-to-day operations.
Why join the Buy Recycling Business Alliance?
As a member of the Alliance, you will join hundreds of
companies -- multi-nationals to local businesses -- that
are making the Buy Recycled Business Alliance the largest
of its kind.
The NRC will provide peer consulting, seminars, Buy Recycled
Guide Book and a quarterly newsletter, all designed to help
you evaluate products with recycled content and become a
Alliance partners are listed on national campaign materials
and promotional pieces.
The Harris Directory
of Recycled-Content and Pollution Preventing
Materials for Home, Office and Garden:
The first national building materials directory of its
kind, now in its 9th edition. The Harris Directory identifies
building, furnishings and landscape products that sustain
our environment rather than deplete our natural resources.
They contain reused materials, recycled content and products
that minimize toxicity to ourselves and to the planet.
State Department of Health
Solid and Hazrdous Waste Branch: 586-4226
Permitting, Regulatory and Technical Assistance
The Office of Solid Waste Management (OSWM) oversees waste
and recycling activities statewide and provides information
on permitting, federal and state regulations and technical
aspects of recycling, composting and general waste management.
The OSWM assists local business and government in an effort
to achieve the state's recycling and waste reduction goals
-- 25% by 1995 and 50% by the year 2000.
OSWM can provide you with information and assistance in
the areas of special waste management (oil, contaminated
soil, lead-acid batteries, tires, medical waste); solid
waste facility permitting and enforcement; recycling and
composting facility permitting; pollution prevention; do-it-yourself
The following publications and resources are available
On-Farm Composting Handbook - covers the how-to's of small
scale composting. It is an excellent reference for farmers,
landscapers, resorts and large developments. $12.00.
Managing Boat Wastes - provides information to assist Hawaii's
recreational boaters in managing wastes.
Disposal Tips for Home Health Care - provides information
for proper management of syringes and other medical wastes
in the home.
Mobile Backyard Composting Display - freestanding display
is available on loan at no charge.
Technical Resource Library - is available to the public,
with books, pamphlets, magazine articles and other information
on recycling and composting technology and equipment, reviews
of successful composting and recycling programs from other
states and discussions of health and environmental issues
relating to solid waste.
Hazardous Waste Minimization
Hazardous waste minimization is one component of a larger environmental management
strategy known as pollution prevention. The goal is to prevent the creation
of pollution, rather than attempting to control, treat or dispose of pollution
after it is created.
Businesses can benefit from hazardous waste minimization
through improved health and performance of workers, lower
material and waste costs, reduced regulatory compliance
liability, more efficient and higher quality production
and public recognition for environmentally sound business
practices. To promote effective environmental protection
while helping businesses reduce costs, the Department of
Health established the Hazardous Waste Minimization Project.
Publications available to you:
HAWAII'S HAZARDOUS WASTE MINIMIZATION PROGRAM -- A brochure
describing resources to help businesses reduce waste and
address regulatory compliance.
WASTE MANAGEMENT SERVICES IN HAWAII -- A directory of
businesses that provide services ranging from asbestos
removal to waste oil recycling.
REDUCING & MANAGING PAINTING CONTRACTOR WASTES --
A manual for painting contractors interested in waste reduction,
disposal and regulatory compliance.
UNDERSTANDING THE SMALL QUANTITY GENERATOR HAZARDOUS WASTE
RULES -- A handbook for businesses that generate hazardous
wastes, produced by the EPA.
Newsletters and bulletins are available free on the following
hazardous waste topics:
Military's Haz-Min Program
Education & Analytical Laboratories
Antifreeze & Parts Cleaning
Silver Recovery Services
Small Quantity Generators
Environmental Agency Contacts
Fluorescent Light Disposal
Waste Minimization in Laboratories
Revision of Hazardous Waste Regulations
Restaurant Waste Minimization
Pollution Prevention and Pesticides
Other Services and Resources:
Workshops and onsite assessments to help track hazardous wastes and identify
methods for minimizing waste.
Information services on HAWAII FYI. See "Waste Management."
Waste Minimization Library.
City & County of Honolulu
State of Hawaii
CITY & COUNTY OF HONOLULU
Department of Environmental Services
Refuse Division, Recycling Office
1000 Uluohia Street, Suite 212, Kapolei, Hawaii 96707
Suzanne Jones, Recycling Program Branch Chief
Adam Bien, Recycling Specialist, 768-3422
-- Partnership for the Environment
-- WasteLine E-newsletter
-- Event Coordination
Chris Hirota, Recycling Specialist, 768-3423
-- Mandatory Recycling Compliance at Disposal Sites
-- Greenhouse Gas Emission Reduction
-- Propane Tanks
-- Used Oil
Steve Kelsey, Recycling Specialist, 768-3421
-- Community Recycling Centers
-- School Educational Program
-- Computer Recycling
-- Tour Coordination
Eileen Helmstetter, Recycling Specialist, 768-3426
-- Office Paper Recycling
-- City Agency Recycling
-- Recycled Products Market Development
-- Rechargeable Battery Collection Program
Suzanne Varady, Recycling Specialist, 768-3424
-- Organics Recycling
-- Food Waste Recycling
-- Green Waste Mulching/Composting
Irobela Wreagh, Recycling Specialist, 768-3425
-- Mandatory Recycling Compliance for Business
-- Glass Recycling
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STATE OF HAWAII
Department of Health
Solid & Hazardous Waste Branch
919 Ala Moana Blvd., Honolulu, Hawaii 96814
Office of Solid Waste Management
586-4240 fax 586-7509
Jennifer Tosaki, Recycling Coordinator 586-4226
Hazardous Waste Minimization
586-4226 fax 586-7509
Marlyn Aguilar, Coordinator
Department of Business, Economic Development & Tourism
Energy, Resources & Technology Division
Clean Hawaii Center
P. O. Box 2359, Honolulu, Hawaii 96804
587-3802 fax 587-3820 www.hawaii.gov/dbedt
Gail Suzuki-Jones, Program Manager
University of Hawaii, School of Architecture
Environmental Building Coalition of Hawaii (EBCoH)
2410 Campus Road, Honolulu, Hawaii 96822
Steve Meder, Coordinator
ISLAND OF HAWAII
Department of Environmental Management
25 Aupuni Street Rm. 210,
Hilo, HI 96720
Barbara Bell, Director
U. S. Environmental Protection Agency
401 M Street, SW, Washington, DC 20460
(800) EPA-WISE (372-9473) fax (703) 308-8686
Buy Recycled Business Alliance
National Recycling Coalition
1727 King Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22314
(703) 683-9025 fax (703) 683-9026
The Harris Directory
The Harris Reports
522 Acequia Madre, Santa Fe, New Mexico 87501
(505) 995-0337 fax (505) 995-1180