Definition of Reuse

"Reuse" is the second R in the 3R hierarchy and is more important that recycling because it uses less energy and resources. Reuse is using an item again, either for its original purpose or for a similar purpose, without significantly altering the physical form of the item. Reuse is not technically recycling, because recycling alters the physical form of an item. Reuse prevents items from becoming waste, and is a form of waste prevention.

 

There are many locations on Kaua‘i that specialize in Reuse and benefit charitable organization at the same time through donations from items sold. Sorting and donating used items instead of disposing of them, and shopping at reuse stores instead of buying new, is a great way to save landfill space and precious resources!

Reuse Locations on Kauaʻi

Please CALL BEFORE dropping items off!

 

Habitat for Humanity Thrift Store 335-6105

1-3410 Kaumualiʻi Hwy, Hanapēpē . Open Tue, Thur, Sat 9-4, Wed, Fri 12-4 Closed Sun & Mon. Accepts donations in good working condition: building materials, household items, home improvement, appliances, furniture. Drop offs only during operating hours. Please call ahead to verify your donation can be accepted. 

 

Hoʻomana Inc. Thrift Store 821-2818

4531 Kuamoo Road, Wailua Homesteads. Open Monday-Saturday, 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Accepts all working/good condition household items for reuse. No large appliances, TV’s and beds allowed.  Please call before dropping items off!

 

Kauaʻi Humane Society Thrift Shop 245-7387

3-3100 Kuhio Hwy, Suite C3 Līhuʻe. Open Monday – Friday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., includes donation drop off. Donation drop off hours only: Saturday 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. only. Accepts all working/good condition household items for reuse, except large appliances and beds. Please call before dropping items off!

 

Restore Kauaʻi 639-3343

Kapa‘a Drop off by appointment only. Open Monday through Friday 10 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

www.restorekauai.org

Self-build Construction to restore Kaua'i communities. Accepts Bicycles and related parts, lawnmowers, doors, windows, lumber, plywood and other sheet materials, tile, carpet, misc. flooring materials, furniture, TV satellite dishes, paint, wood stains, surfactants, roofing materials, fishing nets, misc. hardware and other objects of value. Please checkout the link below of items that Restore Kauai accepts:

http://restorekauai.org/services/building-construction-materials/

Please call before dropping items off!  

 

Salvation Army Līhuʻe 245-7808

4291 Rice Street, Līhu'e Open Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.. Donation drop off hours: Monday – Saturday, 9:30 am. – 4:30 p.m. Accepts all working/good condition household items for reuse except large appliances & mattresses. Please call before dropping items off!

 

Salvation Army Hanapēpē 335-5441

4465 Puolo Road, Hanapēpē. Open Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Donation drop off house: Monday-Saturday, 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Accepts all working/good condition household items for reuse, except large appliances & mattresses.  Please call before dropping items off!

 

Shared Blessings Thrift Store 828-1825

2518 Kolo Road, Kīlauea. Open Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 2-5 p.m. Open Wed. and Sat. 9:30 a.m. -12:30 p.m. Large appliances and pressed wood furniture are allowed if in good condition. Please cal before dropping items off!

 

Talk Story Book Store 335-6469

3785 Hanapēpē Road, Hanapēpē Open Monday – Thursday 10:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. & Friday 10:30 a.m. -10 p.m. Accepts used books in exchange for store credit- any subject

 

Wilcox Hospital Auxiliary Thrift Shop 245-1320

3420 Kūhi‘ō Hwy. Līhuʻe . Open Monday & Friday 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Wednesday 9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Sat 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Accepts all working/good condition household items except furniture and large appliances. Please call before dropping items off!