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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 throughout the Island are experiencing intermittent closures while a new recycling processor mobilizes.

Locations and operational status of redemption centers are listed below:

Wednesday, June 28th 

KCRS Kapaa is open today (6/28/17) 8:00 am - 4:00 pm 

KCRS Kekaha is open today (6/28/17) 8:00 am - 4:00 pm 

Reynolds Recycling Nawiliwili is open today (6/28/17) 9:00 am to 5:00 pm (closed for lunch 12:00 to 1:30 pm) 

Reynolds Recycling Kapahi is open today (6/28/17) 9:00 am to 5:00 pm (closed for lunch 12:00 to 1:30 pm) 

Redemption Center located at the Kauai Resource Center in Lihue is closed until further notice. 

NOTE: The Kauai Resource Center is not accepting HI5 material.

On Kaua'i, retailers are not required to operate redemption centers at their stores. There are six  (6) redemption centers currently operating throughout Kaua'i. Redemption centers are operated by private recyclers.

For more information please visit their websites:



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.


Click Here for a Printable List of HI5 Locations

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

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- Extended Closure (starting 12/14/16)
Kaua'i Resource Center
3460 Ahukini Road
(fronting Lihue Transfer Station)
Closed til further notice

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

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

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

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?



(Kauai Resource Center) 
Extended Closure (starting 12/14/16)
(Kauai Community Recycling Services)
New Year's Day
(1/1/17, Sunday)
Closed            Closed 

Holiday  (Koloa)         

Dr. ML King Day
(1/16/17, Monday)
Holiday Closed  
President's Day
(2/20/17, Monday)
Holiday Closed Holiday
Prince Kūhiʻō Day
(3/26/17, Sunday)
Closed   Closed   
Good Friday
(4/14/17, Friday)
Holiday   Holiday
Kapaʻa and Kilauea
Easter Sunday
(4/16/17 Sunday)
Closed   Closed Holiday
Memorial Day
(5/29/17, Monday)
Holiday Closed  Holiday
King Kamehameha Day
(6/12/17, Monday)
Holiday Closed  
Independence Day
(7/4/17, Tuesday)
Holiday Holiday           

Kapaʻa and Kilauea 

Statehood Day
(8/18/17, Friday)
Labor Day
(9/4/17, Monday)
Holiday Closed  Holiday
Veterans' Day
(11/11/17, Friday)
(11/23/17, Thursday)
Holiday Holiday
Nāwiliwili and Kapahi
Kapaʻa and Koloa
(12/25/17, Monday) 
Holiday    Closed   Holiday

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


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.