Updates & Improvements to Hawai`i Electronic Device Recycling and Recovery Signed into Law by Gov. Ige
The original version of the act, in effect from 2010, set recycling targets only for televisions and provided limited funding for electronic device recycling targets for manufacturers.
This revision provides updates and improvements that benefit Hawai`i Island, including: Establishing recycling (and reuse) goals for manufacturers of electronic devices, based on their sales from two years' prior; Requiring manufacturers to fully fund their recycling plans; Strengthens convenient collection at no cost to device owners, including monthly collection in Kona and Hilo. Read the full text of Act 151. For more information on the County's restructured free residential electronic waste collection program, visit the County's website.
Note: Mr. K's electronic waste recycling program continues as usual, for residents as well as for businesses, schools, nonprofit organizations, and government agencies.
As a new member of the Kona-Kohala Chamber of Commerce (KKCC), owner Roy Kadota and team attended and sponsored a booth at the Chamber's annual meeting at the Fairmont Orchid on Friday, June 24th. After providing electronic device collection in West Hawai`i for several years, the KKCC in-person gathering was a welcome chance to connect and re-connect. Roy also had a chance to meet Governor David Ige (above left), who was the guest speaker.
Hilo, Kealakehe and Waimea transfer stations will no longer offer HI-5 redemption centers after June 29 (Hilo & Kealakehe) or June 25 (Waimea). The County's press release noted the services were ending because there are other redemption centers within a short distance of these sites.
HI-5 redemption services at Mr. K's and other sites, such as Atlas and Business Services, continue unaffected.
Read more at Hawaii Tribune-Herald or Big Island Now.