Bulky Item Pickup Information

Bulky items pickup for Makiki/Tantalus/Manoa are scheduled for the second Wednesday of each month.

“Pickup is conducted over a 3-4 day period. All your items must be placed at curbside, in front of your property, by 6:00 am on the first day or they may not be collected. Bulky items must not be placed at the curb any earlier than the day before your collection day.” (City & County guidelines)

In the Makiki area, if there is a need for a second pickup, you can phone the Refuse Department to suggest an additional pickup.

Honolulu office of the Department of Environmental Services (Refuse Collection Services)
Managers Office: 832-7841
Message: 832-7840

Office Hours: Monday through Saturday (6:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m)

If you see anyone illegally dumping bulky waste on the streets, report it immediately!
City’s illegal dumping 24-hour hotline at 768-3203

Recorded messages left there will be forwarded to the Honolulu office.

The Honolulu Department of Environmental Services’ Solid Waste website lists what will and what will not be collected by the bulky item pickup trucks and answers other frequently asked questions about bulky item pickup.

Recycling Information

Locations of and information about Redemption Centers on Oahu

Curbside Recycling Program coming to Makiki in November 2009

The City & County of Honolulu’s Curbside Recycling Program will be expanded to include Makiki in November 2009. Under the recycling program, every household will be given three carts for sorting your waste – gray for refuse, green for green waste, and blue for mixed recyclables. The collection days will probably remain the same as before (though for a few neighborhoods, the days might change), but one collection day will be for refuse in the gray cart and the other will be for recycling pickup, alternating weekly between the green and blue carts. Instructional brochures will be distributed to all households before the program is implemented. For more information, see the City’s Curbside Recycling Program web page.

If you don’t want to wait until your scheduled pickup day for recyclables, they can also be taken to any of the Community Recycling Bins.