Recognizing E-Waste Awareness Day

As society moves forward in the age of technology, the improper disposal of electronic waste, or e-waste, has become a growing problem around the world. In recognition of E-Waste Awareness Day on October 13, we encourage community members to reduce the amount of e-waste found in our garbage and explore the various nonprofit and trade-in programs accepting unwanted electrical and electronic…

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2019 Annual Maintenance Baseyard Storm Water Training Champions

Congratulations to the Oahu District Motor Pool for winning the Annual Maintenance Baseyard Storm Water Training Quiz Competition! The training and quiz event took place in July, with heavy competition between the 13 maintenance crews. The Motor Pool had the highest average score on the post-training quiz, with an average of 19.78 out of 20 possible points.

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Waste-Less and Raise Awareness for Trash-Free Seas this Halloween

Between the shores of Hawaii and the coasts of California lies a pooling of plastic waste spreading over 600,000 square miles across the Pacific Ocean known as the “Pacific Garbage Patch.” This Halloween, “litter-ally” be the change you want to see by making a green statement with your very own do-it-yourself Pacific Garbage Patch costume made from trash and other household items.

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DOT HWYS Oahu’s Q3 2019 Adopt-A-Highway Champion

Congratulations to Paradise Crew, Iron Order MC, HDOT Highways, Oahu District’s Third Quarter 2019 Adopt-A-Highway Champions! Their route is along Kunia Road, near the Hawaii Country Club Golf Course.

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Clean Up Your Act This September and Join Adopt-A-Highway

In efforts to continue keeping our environment free of pollutants and debris year-round, Storm Water Hawaii’s Adopt-A-Highway program encourages local community members to do their part in keeping our state highways trash-free. Clean up your act and start volunteering!

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Going Green this Back-to-School Season

School is starting for students throughout Hawaii, and now is a great time to think about what you can do to reduce, reuse, and recycle. In preparation for the back-to-school season, here are eight helpful tips to consider when going green this year.

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Green Your Wardrobe!

While clothes used to be a long-term investment, the society we live in now has created a culture of “fast fashion” – where we buy cheap garments for short-term use before replacing them with the next trending item. Here are five ways you can decrease “fast fashion” and create a more sustainable wardrobe for this school year!

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Construction BMPs Project Highlight: Slope Improvements Phase 8

The State of Hawaii Department of Transportation, Highways Division, Oahu District (DOT-HWYS) has numerous roadway construction projects that vary in size and complexity. All construction projects, regardless of size or area of land disturbance, must implement best management practices (BMPs) to control sediment and prevent erosion.

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Storm Water Best Management Practice Improvements at Windward Baseyard

DOT-HWYS most recently completed construction at the Windward Baseyard in Kaneohe. Improvements included repairing and repaving old, damaged asphalt and rerouting storm water drainage to reduce the potential for contact with pollution sources and to allow for more accurate storm water quality monitoring.

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Single-Use to Multi-Use

Did you know that plastic bottles can take up to 450 years to completely decompose? Here are a few summer projects that will make you consider transforming those single-use plastic bottles into multi-use reusable items around your home.

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