Solid Waste Generation by County

The above graph shows solid waste generated by each county in 2016.

Note: The City and County of Honolulu compiles its recycling data by calendar year, while Kauai, Maui, and Hawaii Counties compile data by fiscal year. The Honolulu data shown in this graph is for calendar year 2016.

Total Percentage of Waste to Landfill

The above graph shows the percent of solid waste sent to landfills statewide from 2009 – 2015.

Note: The City and County of Honolulu compiles its recycling data by calendar year, while Kauai, Maui, and Hawaii Counties compile data by fiscal year. The Honolulu data shown in this graph is for calendar year 2009 - 2015.

Learn More and Make a Difference

HAWAII ISLAND

  • For information on Hawaii County’s Solid Waste program, visit http://www.hawaiicounty.gov/dem-solidwaste-division
  • Find out more about Hawaii County’s goal of zero waste at http://www.HawaiiZeroWaste.org
  • Recycle Hawaii is a 501(c)3 non-profit educational organization who offers free public recycling educational services on behalf of the County of Hawai`i, the State Department of Health, and others. http://www.recyclehawaii.org

KAUAI

  • Kauai County, Public Works, Division of Solid Waste provides information about Kauai’s solid waste program.

http://www.kauai.gov/PublicWorks/SolidWaste* Find out more about Kauai County’s zero waste resolution.

http://www.kauai.gov/Portals/0/PW_Recycling/ZeroWasteResolution_2011-73.pdf

MAUI NUI

OAHU

  • City and County of Honolulu, Department of Environmental Services provides information about Oahu’s solid waste program, as well as many educational tools and resources within their learning center, and online resource library. http://www.opala.org/

More Information

  • The State of Hawaii Department of Health, Solid & Hazardous Waste Branch provides information about solid waste rules, links to permit applications and instructions, as well as fact sheets and publications with information on public issues and instructions for responsible ways to reduce, recycle, and dispose of specific waste materials. http://health.hawaii.gov/shwb/solid-waste/

  • The Environmental Protection Agency, West Coast Climate and Materials Management Forum is an EPA-led partnership of western cities and states that are developing and sharing ways to integrate lifecycle materials management policies and practices into climate actions. http://yosemite.epa.gov/R10/ecocomm.nsf/climate+change/wccmmf

  • The US Environmental Protection Agency provides a plethora of information on Solid Waste. http://www.epa.gov/solidwaste/