Community Recycling Lives On

Despite a cancelled contract with the city in June, Honolulu Disposal Service will continue to maintain its familiar white recycling bins at many schools and park sites across the island — although proceeds will no longer go to the host schools.

The increase in the number and use of the city’s blue curbside bins has drastically reduced the use of the community bins, according to city

recycling coordinator Suzanne Jones. For now, however, West Oahu residents may still dispose of many items at bins on the following campuses: Makalapa, Kanoelani, Waimalu and Mauka Lani elementary schools, and the Royal Kunia Park & Ride.

These have been the most viable sites, HDS officials have stated, and will remain open as long as it can break even on

The bins accept cardboard, paper, and clean aluminum, glass and plastic containers. For more information, go to, call 768-3200 or email