HILO, Hawaii (KHON2) — The County of Hawaiʻi Department of Environmental Management, Solid Waste Division announced its plans to begin recycling programs in Hilo and Kailua-Kona in 2022 and 2023 for electronics.

The events in Hilo will take place at Mr. K’s Recycle & Redemption on Dec. 10, 2022 and Jan. 14, 2023. Mr. K’s is located at 815 Kino‘ole St.

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Another set of events will take place in Kailua-Kona at the Kona Crossroads Shopping Center in their parking lot on Dec. 17, 2022 and Jan. 21, 2023.

The hours for all of these events are 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

The events are free and open to the public whether businesses, private citizens, non-profits or government agencies.

Items that will be accepted are:

  • computers
    • desktops
    • tablets
    • laptops
  • printers
  • fax machines
  • computer peripherals
    • keyboards
    • mice
  • TVs and monitors
    • CRT
    • plasma
    • LCD
    • LED
  • uninterruptible power supply systems [UPS]
  • mobile phones
  • landline phones
  • digital cameras
  • VCRs
  • DVD players
  • stereo components — no speakers

Officials said that no other electronics will be accepted at these events.

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While private citizens need not schedule an appointment, businesses, non-profits and other agencies will need to contact Mr. K’s Recycle & Redemption at 808-969-1222 to schedule a time for drop off in order to participate.

Also, each business, non-profit and other agencies have a strict limit of one pallet.