Environmental Protection & Sustainability


EP&S was established in 2016 within the Department of Environmental Management to guide and fund environmental initiatives around natural resource protection, sustainability, conservation, and restoration. The Division fosters partnerships with government agencies and community leaders to enforce environmental legislation and support innovative programming, community-based initiatives, and public education. EP&S is committed to building a sustainable community with Mālama ʻĀina as its guiding principle.

EP&S houses the following sections:

News & Events

Haiku HI-5 Redemption Center Temporarily Closed; County Recycling Dropboxes Are Still Open

Due to staffing shortages, the privately-operated HI-5 Redemption Center at the Haiku Recycling Center is temporarily closed (as of October 11, 2022). Other HI-5 Redemption at other locations, including Makawao, UHMC, and Kihei, may also be subject to unscheduled temporary closures due to unforeseen labor issues.

Please call Aloha Recycling at (808) 871-8544 for up-to-date information on the status of operations at their HI-5 redemption sites.

County Recycling Centers for recycling of cardboard, newspaper, glass bottles and jars, aluminum and bi-metal cans, and #1 and #2 bottles are still open daily 7AM - 7PM in Haiku, Makawao, UHMC, Kihei, Hana, Olowalu, Lahainaluna Road (smokestack), Central Maui Landfill, and Molokai Naiwa Landfill.

Residential Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event

The annual County of Maui Residential Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event will be held at a Central Maui location on a Sunday in March 2023. Appointments will be required. Please check back in December 2022 for an official announcement of the date and more information about how to participate. Mahalo.

Maui Ocean Center Supports New Bill Passed in Maui County

Maui Ocean Center and EP&S discuss Maui County’s new Mineral Only sunscreen law with Living808’s Mikey Monis:

Disposable bodyboard ban goes into effect August 9, 2022

A new law banning the sale, rental, or distribution of polystyrene bodyboards goes into effect August 9, 2022.

New report from KITV-4 on Maui County's upcoming Mineral Only sunscreen law:

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E-Cycling Maui is moving to their new ReThink Recycling Center located at 301 Hansen Road in Puunene. The old location at 901 Lower Main St. in Wailuku will close on July 30, 2022. See the News Flyer for more details.

Pay Abandoned Vehicle Expenses Online

New! You can now pay the outstanding balance from an Abandoned Vehicles “Demand for Payment” letter online. Pay fees for abandoned vehicles taken into custody and disposed of by the County of Maui.

FY2023 Recycling Grants Program huizero flyer

Recycling Grant Application: Round 1 is now available

Maui County Earth Day!

Latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Report Released:

  • Safeguarding and strengthening nature is key to securing a liveable future.

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