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

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Table of Contents

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 seven (7) redemption centers currently operating throughout Kaua'i. Redemption centers are operated by private recyclers.

Please arrive a minimum of 30 minutes before lunch and closing

Want to donate your HI5 material? Check out our Donate HI5 to Schools and Nonprofits page for a list schools and nonprofits who accept HI5 donations.

Click here to print HI5 Recycling signs.

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Click Here for a Printable List of Locations

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

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

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

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

*Commercial loads not accepted at this center.

What is the holiday schedule for redemption centers?

HOLIDAYS 2015
GID
(Kauai Resource Center)
REYNOLD'S RECYCLING KCRS
(Kauai Community Recycling Services)
New Year's Day
(1/1/16, Friday)
Holiday Closed  Holiday
Kapaʻa and Kilauea
Dr. ML King Day
(1/18/16, Monday)
Holiday    
President's Day
(2/15/16, Monday)
Holiday   Holiday
Kapaʻa
Prince Kūhiʻō Day
(3/25/16, Friday)
Holiday    
Good Friday
(3/25/16, Friday)
Holiday   Holiday
Kapaʻa and Kilauea
Easter Sunday
(3/27/16 Sunday)
Holiday   Holiday
Koloa
Memorial Day
(5/30/16, Monday)
Holiday Closed  Holiday
Kapaʻa
King Kamehameha Day
(6/11/16, Saturday)
Holiday    
Independence Day
(7/4/16, Monday)
Holiday Closed 

Holiday
Kapaʻa

Statehood Day
(8/19/16, Friday)
Holiday    
Labor Day
(9/5/16, Monday)
Holiday Closed  Holiday
Kapaʻa

 General Election Day

(11/8/16, Tuesday)

Holiday    
Veterans' Day
(11/11/16, Friday)
Holiday    
Thanksgiving
(11/24/16, Thursday)
Holiday Holiday
Nāwiliwili and Kapahi
Holiday
Kapaʻa and Koloa
Christmas
(12/25/16, Sunday) 
Holiday Holiday
Nāwiliwili and Kapahi
Holiday
Kapaʻa and Koloa

Why the HI Bottle Bill is good for Kaua'i

  • Increased statewide redemption rate of aluminum, plastic, and glass beverage containers to around 70%
  • Reduces litter in our parks and beaches 
  • Provides fundraising opportunities for community organizations and schools
  • Initiated new recycling habits overall

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¢ 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. 

 

What's In:

Size: 2-liter (68 oz) or smaller

Drink: Water, juice, soda, tea, coffee, beer, malt beverages, mixed spirits (<15% alcohol), some mixed wine (<7% alcohol) and alcohol free wines, drink mixer, and sports drinks.

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, spirits and liquor (15% or more alchohol content), milk, spirits, concentrates, medical food, infant formula, and syrups. 

 

How to Prepare HI5 Containers:

Empty containers
No liquid, food, trash or other contaminates

Remove Caps
From all bottles

Crushing

Aluminum and plastic may be crushed.

Sort by material type

Plastic, glass, aluminum and bi-metal ~ Plastic can also be separated into small (17 oz or less) and large (18 oz 68 oz) to take advangtage of small plastics rate.

Commercial Loads
Accepted at all CRC centers except Koloa.

 Hand Counts

Up to 200 can be counted at a time. Over 200 can be counted at the discretion of the redemption center staff. Customer hand counts will not be excepted

How you're paid:

Segregated rates effective as of December 2010

  • 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.

For more information on the Bottle Bill, visit http://health.hawaii.gov/hi5/, or contact the Kauai County Recycling Office at 241-5112  or the State Department of Health Solid and Hazardous Waste Branch at (808) 586-4226.