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 Residential Recycling Dropbox 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
Hana Metals Recycling Event to Be Held June 2–4, 2022
Scrap metals, appliances, and more to be collected at Hana Landfill the first week of June.
Recycling Event set for May 21 in Lahaina
Mālama Maui Nui will host the next Go Green Recycling event on Saturday, May 21, in Lahaina from 9am–12pm. Please visit MalamaMauiNui.org/GoGreen for more information and to request an appointment.
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.
Lānaʻi Junk Car Collection March - April 2022
- Recycling Junk Car Collection
For a limited number of vehicles, the County will cover the $150 vehicle disposal fee. Quantities are limited.. Call the Pūlama Lāna‘i Facilities Department before April 9, 2022 at (808) 565–3974 to arrange.
Latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Report Released:
- Safeguarding and strengthening nature is key to securing a liveable future.