Some School Recycling Bins Active

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, Central Oahu residents may still dispose of many items at bins on the following campuses: Mililani Mauka, Haleiwa, Sunset Beach and Waialua elementary schools, and Mililani High and Wheeler Middle schools, and two sites on the BYUH campus in Laie. These have been the most viable sites, HDS officials have stated, and will remain open as long as it can break even on costs.

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