Total Solid Waste Generation

By 2030, significantly reduce the annual generation of solid waste.

Solid Waste Generation by County

Figure 1: The above graph shows solid waste generated by each county in 2018. Select year in the filter to view other years. Note: The City and County of Honolulu compiles its recycling data by calendar year, while Kauaʻi, Maui, and Hawaiʻi Counties compile data by fiscal year. 

*Kauaʻi County data for FY2017 and FY2018 are unavailable; FY16 data is used as proxy estimates for those years.

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Honolulu City & County

  • 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. 

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.
  • 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.
  • The US Environmental Protection Agency provides a plethora of information on Solid Waste.
SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns

SDG 17 - Partnerships for the Goals
Revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development