The commercial sector has the greatest potential to significantly increase recycling on O’ahu. The recycling of targeted materials is required by law for most businesses and government agencies. Establishments with liquor licenses are required to recycle deposit (HI-5) glass bottles; office buildings (including City offices) are required to recycle paper, newspaper and cardboard; and large food establishments are required to recycle food waste. In addition, all businesses operating in O’ahu must be in compliance with the Plastic Bag Ban. You must fill out the applicable Compliance Form(s) if you received the Mandatory Recycling mailer(s). If you did not receive the mailer, do not fill out the form. Click on the tabs above to begin.
The City also has ordinances on restricting or banning certain commercial materials from disposal sites, all of which do not require Compliance Forms.
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