Green Waste Recycling

Green waste collected through the County's green waste recycling program is shredded into a mulch product that can be used as a ground cover or as a carbon base for composting. Green waste collected through our program is composted on island by regional composting facilities. Residents can also obtain free mulch when available for home use at the Hanapepe Transfer Station.  Residents should call the Hanapepe Transfer Station at 212-4683 to check availablilty ahead of time. 

Fees applied for Commercial Drop Off. See information below on Tipping Fees.

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Residents can recycle their green waste at the following locations:

Location Address Phone number

Hanalei Transfer Station

5-3751 Kuhio Hwy.

241-4841 or 212-4683

Kapa'a Transfer Station

5051 Kahi Rd.

241-4841 or 212-4683

Lihue Transfer Station

3450 Ahukini Rd.

241-4841 or 212-4683

Hanapepe Transfer Station

4380 Lele Rd.

241-4841 or 212-4683

Kekaha Landfill

6900-D Kaumuali'i Hwy.

241-4841 or 212-4683

Locations open every day, excluding holidays.

Transfer Station hours: 7:15 am - 3:15 pm    

Green waste in Hanalei hours of operation:

8 am - 3 pm daily

Kekaha Landfill hours: 8 am - 4 pm, CLOSED FOR LUNCH from 12 pm - 12:30 pm.

Note that in inclement weather, muddy or dangerous conditions may exist at the Kapaa and Hanalei Transfer Stations.  Call (808) 241-4841 or (808) 212-4683, visit or see our Facebook page for current Transfer Station(s) and Landfill operation closures. 

Residents and Businesses can also take green waste to:

  • Heart and Soul Organics located at 6020 Koolau Rd. in Moloa'a. Call 823-1007 OR
  • Kauai Nursery and Landscaping located at 3-1550 Kaumuali'i Hwy. in Lihue. Call 245-7747

 Green Waste Includes:

  • Lawn Trimmings
  • Yard Waste
  • Tree Trimmings (stumps, branches, leaves)
  • Shrubbery
  • Christmas Trees (unflocked)

Proper Preparation:

Only source separated Green Waste is accepted, all other non-plant materials not listed as acceptable material is contamination. To prevent contamination, Green Waste should be separated from all other types of waste material prior to delivery. Larger plant material (i.e. logs and stumps 8 inches or more in diameter) should be cut to lengths of 8 feet or less. When delivering Green Waste be sure to remove all ropes, canvas, film, plastic (bags), and tie-downs used to secure Green Waste. 

Tipping Fees:

Vehicles with commercial plates are required to purchase Tipping Fee Coupons in order to dispose of Green Waste at Refuse Transfer Stations.  Coupons are available for purchase at the Treasury Department desk located in the Department of Motor Vehicles building at the Civic Center. 

Rates are:

  • $10 for a pickup truck or small trailer 1/2 ton and under 
  • $20 for a full sized pickup truck or large trailer up to 3/4 ton

Commercial vehicles that exceed 3/4 ton capacity are not authorized to use the Refuse Transfer Stations. For information on the Landfill rates visit