As per recent updates through HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow), three prominent HI-5 Certified Redemption Centers will be terminating projects this month on Hawaii Island.
Due to this change, The Waimea, Hilo, and Kealakehe CRCs will be majorly influenced because The Department of Health will no longer contribute the funds as other operational CRCs are convenient.
The closing units include Hawaii’s Deposit Beverage Container Program, the Volcano CRC, and the Department of Environmental Management.
Hawaii’s Deposit Beverage Container Program has authorized anyone to recycle their bottles at the centers in exchange for a five-cent reimbursement since 2003. The DOH reports that the department has recycled over 10 billion containers since their origin.
Waimea CRC will be operating till June 25, and The Hilo and Kealakehe CRCs will be fastening on June 29. Fortunately, the Department of Environmental Management announced they were able to reconcile a 90-day time expansion, and the center will be accessible Thursdays beginning July 7.