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:
The Recycling Section focuses on a range of landfill diversion and Zero Waste services and programming such as Recycling Drop Box Centers, Plastic Free Maui County, BYO Bag, and HI5 for redeemable beverage containers.
The section also runs the Recycling Grants Program and the Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event.
- Abandoned Vehicles, Metals, & Litter Control (AVM)
AVM focuses on landfill diversion programming on the islands of Maui, Moloka‘i and Lānaʻi through its Abandoned Vehicles and Junk Vehicle Disposal Program. AVM also manages the Lānaʻi and Hana Metals Recycling Event.
- Environmental Programming
The newly established Environmental Programming Section focuses on a wider set of environmental issues facing Maui County. EPS is developing initiatives such as Mineral Only Sunscreen Maui County and the Green Grants Program.
News & Events
Disposable bodyboard ban goes into effect August 9, 2022A new law banning the sale, rental, or distribution of polystyrene bodyboards goes into effect August 9, 2022.
Hana Metals Recycling Event Scheduled for September 23 & 24, 2022
New report from KITV-4 on Maui County's upcoming Mineral Only sunscreen law:
Maui County preparing for stricter sunscreen ban.
E-Cycling Maui is moving
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 ProgramRecycling Grant Application: Round 1 is now available
Maui County Earth Day!
- Maui County launches ‘BYO!’ campaign for Earth Day
Get a free BYO! Utensil Kit with every new purchase of a huiZero reusable meal container at participating restaurants.
Latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Report Released:
- Safeguarding and strengthening nature is key to securing a liveable future.