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HI5 BEVERAGE CONTAINER REDEMPTION INFORMATION
HAWAII'S DEPOSIT BEVERAGE CONTAINER PROGRAM

 

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Where are the redemption centers?
What is the holiday schedule for redemption centers?
Why is it good for Kaua'i?
How does it work?
What containers can be redeemed?
How do I prepare the containers for redemption?
How do I get paid?

 

 

 

REDEMPTION CENTER LOCATIONS:

On Kaua'i, retailers are not required to operate redemption centers at their stores. There are eight (8) redemption centers currently operating throughout Kaua'i. Redemption centers are operated by private recyclers. *Commercial loads not accepted at this center.

Kekaha
Kaua'i Community Recycling Services
On Kekaha Rd., across old Sugar Mill
Phone: 645-1676
Wed. & Sat. 8am - 4pm

Kilauea
Kaua'i Community Recycling Services
5-2723 Kuhio Hwy Kilauea  96754 (Anaina Hou grounds/Kaua'i Mini Golf)  Phone: 645-1676  

Tues & Friday 8am - 4pm.

Also Accept Non HI-5 recyclables!  

Līhu'e
Kaua'i Resource Center
3460 Ahukini Road
(fronting Lihue Transfer Station)
Phone: 245-2372
Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri, Sat  7:30am - 4:15pm;
Closed lunch 11:00 - 11:45

Kapa'a
Kaua'i Community Recycling Services
962 Kipuni Way
Arzadon Industrial Center (near Kaua'i Community FCU)Phone: 645-1676
Mon.-Fri. 8am - 4pm

Nawiliwili Harbor
Reynolds Recycling
(Near old Hale Kauai bldg.)
Corner of Wilcox & Kanoa St
Phone: 245-7233
Mon- Sat 9am - 5pm; closed for lunch noon - 1:30

Kapahi
Reynolds Recycling
5675B Kawaihau Rd.
Behind Menehune Food Mart
Phone: 754-8985

Mon- Sat 9am - 5pm; closed for lunch noon - 1:30

Lawai
Reynolds Recycling
Lawai Post Office parking lot
02-3687 Kaumualii Hwy
Oahu Phone: (808) 291-5016
Tues & Wed & Sat 8am - noon

*Koloa
Kaua'i Community Recycling Services
Koloa Fire Station
Phone: 645-1676
Thurs & Sun 8am - 4pm

   

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What is the holiday schedule for redemption centers?

HOLIDAYS 2013 GID at KRC (Kauai Resource Center) on Ahukini Rd REYNOLD'S RECYCLING KCRS (Kauai Community Recycling Services)
New Year's (1/2/13-Tues.) On Holiday On Holiday in Lāwaʻi, Nāwiliwili,Kapahi  On Holiday in Kapaʻa
Dr. ML King (1/21/13-Mon.) On Holiday    
President's Day (2/18/13-Mon.) On Holiday   On Holiday in Kapaʻa
Prince Kūhiʻō (3/26/13-Tues.) On Holiday    
Good Friday (3/29/13-Fri.) On Holiday    
Memorial Day (5/27/13-Mon.) On Holiday On Holiday in Nāwiliwili and Kapahi On Holiday in Kapaʻa
King Kam Day 6/11/13-Tues.) On Holiday   On Holiday in Kapaʻa
4th of July (7/4/13-Thurs.) On Holiday On Holiday in Nāwiliwili and Kapahi On Holiday in Kapaʻa and Koloa
Admissions Day (8/16/13-Fri.) On Holiday    
Labor Day (9/2/13-Mon.) On Holiday On Holiday in Nāwiliwili and Kapahi On Holiday in Kapaʻa and Koloa
Veteran's Day (11/11/13-Mon.) On Holiday    
Thanksgiving (11/28/13-Thur.) On Holiday On Holiday in Nāwiliwili and Kapahi On Holiday in Kapaʻa and Koloa
Christmas (12/25/13-Wed.) On Holiday On Holiday in Lāwaʻi, Nāwiliwili,Kapahi On Holiday in Kapaʻa and Kekaha

 

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Why the HI Bottle Bill is good for Kaua'i

  • Increased statewide recycling rate of aluminum, plastic, and glass beverage containers to 79%
  • Reduces litter in our parks and beaches
  • Provides fundraising opportunities for community organizations and schools
  • Initiated new recycling habits overall

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Here's how the Bottle Bill works: 4 easy steps

  1. A 5¢ deposit per beverage container is charged to the purchase of GLASS, ALUMINUM, and PLASTIC containers defined under the law.
  2. A 1.5¢ non-refundable container fee is also assessed to support the costs of recycling and program administration.
  3. Deposit containers are marked with a label that reads "Hawaiʻi 5¢" or "HI 5¢".
  4. You return HI5 beverages and receive payment based upon the weight or hand count (200 or less) of your beverage containers.

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What's In:

Size: 2-liter (68 oz) or smaller

Drink: All non-alcoholic drinks- i.e. water, juice, soda, tea, coffee, beer, malt beverages, some mixed spirits (<15% alcohol), some blended (<7% alcohol) and alcohol free wines

 

 

Material Type: glass, plastic (#1 & #2), aluminum, and bi-metal

Labeled: HI 5¢, HAWAII 5¢, Hawaii 5¢

 

What's Out:

Size: larger than 68 fluid ounces ( larger than 2-liter or gallon jugs)

Drink: wine, liquor, milk, spirits, concentrates, meal or dietary supplements

 

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How to Prepare HI5 Containers:

Empty containers
No liquid, food or trash
Remove Caps
From all bottles
Sort by material type
Plastic, glass, aluminum and bi-metal
Crushing
Aluminum and plastic may be crushed, except when redeeming at reverse vending machines.
Commercial Loads Allowed At
all CRC centers except Koloa.
 

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How you're paid:

 

New segregated rates effective December 2010

No customer counts will be accepted. Customers may request a hand count if they have 200 beverage containers or less. If loads are over 200, materials will be weighed.

  • Materials will be weighed and paid at the following State regulated rates:
    • Aluminum: 32 units per lb. = $1.60 per lb.
    • Plastic (mixed sizes): 18.8 units per lb. = $0.94 per lb.
    • Plastic (17 oz. or less, sorted): 26.3 units per lb. = $1.315 per lb.
    • Glass: 2.4 units per lb. = $0.12 per lb
    • Bi-metal cans: 5.9 units per lb.=$0.295per lb.
    • Note: 2-liter containers may be mixed in with the plastic containers or counted separately.

2-liter (64 fluid oz. - 68 fluid oz.) included in the HI5 Bottle Bill program!

Starting December 1, 2007, two-liter plastic bottles were included in the state's HI5 beverage deposit container program. Under a law (Act 285) passed in 2007, consumers will be charged 5 cent deposit plus 1 cent container fee for all labeled two-liter containers (64-68 fluid ounces). If two-liter containers are unlabeled when sold at retailers, consumers shall not be charged but may still redeem 2-liter plastic bottles, labeled or unlabeled, at HI5 bottle redemption centers for a 5 cent refund during a 3-month phase in period. Update: container fee is now 1.5 cents and phase period is now over and all containers must have a HI5 label.

 

Below is the phase in period for HI5 deposit beverage containers sized 64.1 -68 fluid ounces:

December 1, 2007

Recycling Begins: Consumers may begin to redeem containers sized 64.1 -68 fluid ounces for refunds regardless if the containers are labeled with the HI-5¢ refund value.

 

March 1, 2008

Only Labeled HI5 containers can be redeemed: Consumers may only redeem containers holding up to 68 fluid ounces for 5¢ refunds if the containers are labeled with the HI-5¢ refund value.

 

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For more information on the Bottle Bill, visit http://health.hawaii.gov/hi5/, or contact the Kauai County Recycling Office at 241-5120, or the State Department of Health Solid and Hazardous Waste Branch at (808) 586-4226.

 

 

     
 
  Hawaii Bottle Bill FAQ Minimize
  How will the Bottle Bill positively affect Kauai?
  How do I get a refund for my HI 5 deposit beverage containers?
  Will I get a refund for all of my beverage containers?
  What types of beverage containers may I redeem under the HI 5 program?
  What if my HI 5 beverage containers are not labeled properly?
  What is the maximum number of containers I may redeem at a redemption center?
  Do I have to hand count every HI 5 container to receive a refund?
  

I am paying 6-7 cents per beverage container and only refunded 5 cents per container. What happens to the extra 1-2 cents?

  Will I be reimbursed the same dollar amount if I weigh the HI 5 containers versus counting them?
  Which redemption centers accept loads from businesses?
  ...Can I redeem beverage containers that have lemon slices, drinking straws, or cigarette butts in them?