From the LEPC, Department of Emergency Management, City and County of Honolulu

LPEC Sort it OutAloha Honolulu LEPC Participants,

Do your part to prevent water and land pollution in our Oahu waters and on our land.

Clean beaches, land, healthy waterways and ocean are important to the City and County of Honolulu.

However, not properly disposing of household hazardous waste (HHW) can lead to water and land pollution.

Some batteries, electronics, paint, oil, gardening chemicals, cleaners and other hazardous materials often times cannot be thrown in the trash.

They also must never be poured or thrown into yards, sidewalks, driveways, gutters or streets.

Rain or other water could wash the materials into the storm drain and eventually into our waterways and the ocean.

In addition, hazardous waste must not be poured in the sanitary sewers (sinks and toilets).

Leftover household products that contain corrosive, toxic, flammable or reactive ingredients are considered to be “household hazardous waste” or “HHW.”

HHW can be found throughout your home, including the bathroom, kitchen, laundry room and garage.

Disposal of HHW down the drain, on the ground, into storm drains, is illegal and unsafe.

Proper disposal of HHW is actually easy.

Just look at this flier for safe disposal on your own.

Simply participating in the Free Hazardous Waste Disposal – Special Handling Drop-Off Events is one way you can do your part.

Don’t Dump on Hawaii.  Sort It Out.