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If you reside in Wailua Houselots, you will be transitioning to automated refuse collection on May 7, 2012. Below is information on how to participate in the automated refuse collection program.

 

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A County-owned cart will provided for your use. The cart is specially designed for our new automated truck system. The cart has a 96-gallon gallon capacity, which holds up to 3 times more waste than receptacle size limit under our manual collection program.

 

Your cart is identified by a serial number assigned to your address. Please record your cart number and keep the record with other important household papers. Do not deface or conceal this number.

 

PLACEMENT OF YOUR COLLECTION CART

  • Cart must be placed at curbside by 4:50 am on designated pick-up day and removed by 3:00 pm the same day.
  • Allow five feet of clearance between the cart and fences, mailboxes, or other obstructions.
  • No additional trash bags or loose items may be left out for pick-up. Refuse that cannot fit into the carts should be taken a County refuse facility. County Transfer Stations are open every day except holidays from 7:15 am to 5:15 pm.
     
  Frequently Asked Questions Minimize
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Q:   What are the dimensions of the refuse cart?
Q:   I am the only occupant of my home and don’t create much garbage. I take what little I generate to the Līhu'e Refuse Transfer Station. Can I decline collection service?
Q:   Is it possible to get two carts for our house?
Q:   When will we start the new automated refuse collection program?
Q:   When should I put my cart out?
Q:   Is there a specific place I should place my cart outside?
Q:   How much trash/what size is the cart?
Q:   Do I get to keep my cart forever?
Q:   Can I put out my own trashcans if I have more trash than I can fit in the cart?
Q:   Do I take my cart with me if I move?
Q:   Why are we switching to automated Refuse Collection?
Q:   Can I put all my trash in the cart?
Q:   Can I throw my trash straight into the cart?
Q:   If I have more trash than can fit in the cart, can I leave trash piled on top of the cart to be collected?
Q:   Is this the same program as curbside recycling?
     
  Using the refuse collection carts Minimize

DO:

  • Bag your refuse before you place it in the cart to keep the cart it clean.
  • Clean your cart periodically inside and out.
  • Double-bag broken glass, sawdust, and animal feces.

 

DO NOT:

  • Overload carts. The cart lid must be closed in order for it to be accepted for pickup. To reduce trash, participate in County recycling programs. For more information, go to http://www.kauai.gov/recycling or call the Recycling Office at 241-4841.
  • Place bags or other items on the ground outside the cart. They will not be collected.
  • Place liquids in the cart.
  • Push or pull the cart with the lid open.
  • Park vehicles in front of the cart or block direct access to the cart.
  • Take the cart from your property if you move (carts are the property of the County).
  • Place bulky or heavy items in the cart, such as those listed below:
    ● Appliances ● Soil and Rocks ● Furniture ● Concrete ● Engine Parts ● Televisions & Computers ● Construction Debris ● Oversized Green Waste & Tree Limbs ● Scrap Metal ● Propane Tanks
     
  How to recycle & dispose of items not accepted in the collection cart Minimize
The locations listed below are in the Lihue area. Other locations may exist.

Material

Recycling and Disposal Instructions

Appliances

Recycle at Puhi Metals Recycling in Puhi. Open 8:00 am to 4:00 pm Mon. through Sat., or Kapaa Transfer Station open every day from 7:15 am to 5:15 am.

Computers & Electronic Equipment

For recycling options, go to www.kauai.gov/recycling or call 241-4841.

Dispose at Transfer Station.

Construction Debris

Donate for reuse to Habitat for Humanity in Hanapepe – call 335-6105 for information.

Dispose at  Transfer Station open every day from 7:15 am to 5:15 am.

Concrete

Recycle at Pacific Concrete Cutting and Coring in Lihue - call 245-7171 for information.

Dispose at Transfer Station.

Engine Parts

Recycle at Puhi Metals Recycling.

Furniture

Donate reusable furniture to local thrift shops. See phone book for locations.

Dispose of unusable furniture at the Lihue Transfer Station.

Green Waste (oversized)

Recycle at the Transfer Station open every day from 7:15 am to 5:15 am.

Liquid Hazardous Waste

Save for annual collection event. Call the County Recycling Office to be put on notification list for event, or for instructions for safe disposal if immediate disposal is required.

Motor Oil

Recycle at the Transfer Station open every day from 7:15 am to 5:15 am.

Propane Tanks

Recycle at the Transfer Station open every day from 7:15 am to 5:15 am.

Televisions

For options, go to www.kauai.gov/recycling or call 241-4841.

Dispose at Transfer Station open every day from 7:15 am to 5:15 am.

Tires

Recycle at the Transfer Station open every day from 7:15 am to 5:15 am.

Scrap Metal

Recycle at Transfer Station open every day from 7:15 am to 5:15 am.

Soil and Rocks

Dispose at Transfer Station open every day from 7:15 am to 5:15 am.

     
 
  Request for Additional Carts Minimize

The County will be delivering the number of carts associated with the collection fee charged to your property. The new carts have a capacity of 96 gallons, which is three times larger than a regular trash can, so one cart should be adequate for most households. If you would like an additional cart, a fee will apply. Call (808) 241-4091 for information.