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         The City’s Department of Environmental Service is delivering the last of the recycling carts to homes in the next phase of its curbside recycling program.

Approximately 40,000 homes in Waimanalo, Kaneohe, Wahiawa, Launani Valley, Waipio Acres, Waipio Gentry, Halawa, Pearl City and Aiea join the program starting the week of May 4. 

The City expects all carts to be delivered before the start date.  Currently, the contractor is delivering blue carts in Pearl City, Aiea, Halawa Heights and Waipio Gentry, which have already received green carts.  Green carts are on the way to homes in Waimanalo and Kaneohe, where blue carts are already in place.  All other communities in the next phase are good to go with three carts - gray (refuse), green (green waste) and blue (mixed recyclables).

Communities that used blue carts for green waste the past several years are advised to put those blue carts out for green waste collection service before the end of April to get them emptied. This will facilitate the transition to the new system when blue carts will be exclusively used for mixed recyclables.  This affects homes in Waimanalo, Kaneohe, Wahiawa, Launani Valley and Waipio Acres.

Instructional brochures are attached to the recycling carts at delivery.  Residents are advised to look inside the cart.  Additional information is posted online at or call the City’s recycling office at 768-3200 for assistance.






Suzanne Jones, ENV Recycling Coordinator, 768-3420

Markus Owens, ENV Public Communications Officer, 768-345