March 2 is the slated opening date of a community facility that will divert much of the recyclables and reusable items that are now taken to the Kea`au Transfer station. This municipal waste is part of 200 tons of refuse that are being buried at the Hilo Landfill each day.
Sierra Club volunteers and other participating organizations are sought to strengthen this demonstration project. Recycle Hawai`i will operate the site and will soon post a list of what will be handled at the Recycling and Re-use Center. The coordinator for this pilot project is club member Nelson Ho. Visit www.recyclehawaii.org or call the info hotline at 961-2676 for details.