Where to Recycle

Recycling - an easy way to reduce waste
Conservation Tips
conservation and preservation tips

Our landfill is full and we need your help to reduce waste. There are recycling locations located on every side of the island. Please use them!

What can I recycle?

Please empty and rinse containers and remove lids.

  • #1 and #2 Plastics
  • Aluminum cans (no tin cans)
  • Cardboard
  • Glass
  • Junk Mail (brochures, maps, magazines, etc.)
  • Newspapers
Where can I drop off my stuff?
North Side
  • Princeville at the North ShoreTransfer Station
East Side
  • Kapa'a at the end of Kahau Road (on the way to the bypass road)
  • Lihu'e in the back of the K-Mart parking lot on the pavilion side of the store
South Side
  • Po'ipu in the Brenneke's Parking Lot
  • Lawai Post Office 
  • Ele'ele at the Ele'ele Shopping Center
West Side
  • Waimea at the Waimea Canyon Park
  • Kekaha at the Kekaha Landfill
I want my 5¢ back

Approximately 75,000 beverage containers are thrown into the trash or littered every hour in the state. The bottle bill (HI 5) was created to increase the recovery of beverage containers. Retailers charge a nickel deposit. You can redeem your deposit at the following redemption centers:

North Side
  • Hanalei - Kauai Community Recycling Services
    5-5299 Kuhio Hwy (next to Waioli Park)
    Tuesday 8am - 2pm
East Side
  • Kaphi - Reynolds Recycling (behind Menehune food mart)
    5675B Kawaihau Road
    Tuesday - Saturday 9am- 5pm
  • Lihue - Garden Isle Disposal
    2666 Niumalu Road (near sugar cane bldg)
    Mon - Fri 8am - 4pm, Sat 8am -noon
  • Nawiliwili Harbor - Reynolds Recycling
    Corner of Wilcox and Kanoa St
    Tues thru. Sat 9am - 5 pm
South Side
  • Lawai - Reynolds Recycling
    Lawai Post Office Parking Lot
    Wed & Sat 8am - Noon
West Side
  • Kekaha - Kekaha Landfill
    Wed & Sat 8am - 3 pm