photo of Kekaha Landfill Facility

 

  Kekaha Landfill located at 6900 Kaumualii Highway # A, Kekaha, HI 96752 sevices the disposal of residential and commercial refuse. Bulky items such as mattesses and furniture can only be disposed at the Kekaha Landfill or the Lihue Transfer Station.

 Facility Operating Hours:

Landfill is open from 8:00am - 4:00pm. 

Effective October 1, 2014:  New hours of operation will be 8:00am - 12:00pm and 12:30pm - 4:00pm.  It will be closed for lunch from 12:00pm to 12:30pm.

Facility Management (808) 337-1416

Scale House (808) 337-9213

There is no charge for residents to use the landfill.

Commercial Tipping Fee Account

A Landfill Tipping Fee account must be established prior to dumping commercial loads. The application can be downloaded below. Once completed, applications can be emailed to jokuhara@kauai.gov or faxed to the County of Kaua‘i Solid Waste Office at (808) 241-6887.
 

The landfill tipping account’s billing cycle starts from the 26th of the month to the 25th of the next month. Bills are normally mailed out the following day after the bill cycle ends. When hauling for another company with an existing landfill tipping account, a 3rd Party Billing form must be submitted prior or on the 25th of the month for proper billing.  

Questions regarding the application process please call County of Kaua‘i Solid Waste Office (808) 241-4840.

 
For delivery of asbestos-containing materials please call Solid Waste Management at (808) 337-1416 to schedule a delivery date.
 

Have driver's license and vehicle registration ready upon entering the landfill. Drivers please follow the landfill safety rules see below.

Tipping fee coupons are redeemable at the refuse transfer stations only. For more information on tipping fee coupons please visit our Refuse Transfer Stations web page.

Current Rates

Current Rates (Dollars per Ton)

Municipal Solid Waste $119
Asbestos-containing materials $218
Dead animals $119

Minimum Fee for any load of Municipal Solid Waste and dead animals

$21
Minimum Fee for any load of asbestos-containing materials $218
Asbestos-containing materials please call Management at (808) 337-1416
prior to arrival  at the landfill.

Landfill Forms and Application

 TitleDescriptionModified Date
3rd Party Billing FormSubmit this form no later than the 25th of the month to ensure proper application of charges11/30/2016
Landfill Tipping Fee ApplicationApplication must be completed prior to entering the landfill.9/28/2016
Notification of Change of VehicleUpdate vehicles on account1/21/2014

Materials Prohibited from the Kekaha Landfill

Section 21-7.3 of the Kaua'i County Code Prohibits the following material from the County landfill:

(a)  The following materials shall not be accepted or disposed of at a County landfill:

(1)    Corrugated cardboard from business, industrial, governmental, institutional, and other nonresidential sources that exceeds ten percent (10%) of the load, by volume;

(2)    Ferrous and non-ferrous metal objects from business, industrial, governmental, institutional, and other nonresidential sources that exceeds ten percent (10%) of the load, by volume;

(3)    Greenwaste from business, industrial, governmental, institutional, and other nonresidential sources that exceeds ten percent (10%) of the load, by volume;

(4)    Liquid waste, except small quantities of liquids from residential sources in containers of types and sizes typically used in residential environments;

(5)    Medical waste which has not been rendered non-infectious through sterilization;

(6)    Motor vehicles and automotive type batteries;

(7)    Toxic and hazardous wastes;

(8)    Used motor vehicle and heavy equipment tires whether whole, cut, sliced, chipped, or shredded, except for automobile and passenger truck tires from residential self-haulers, for recycling;

(9)    White goods, except for white goods from residential self-haulers, for recycling;

(10)  Frozen, raw or uncooked loads of crustaceans, including but not limited to shrimp and prawns from business, industrial, governmental, institutional, and other nonresidential sources; and

(11)  Monitors and Televisions (cathode ray tubes and liquid crystal displays) from businesses, industrial, governmental, institutional and other nonresidential haulers.

(b)    Notwithstanding any provision to the contrary, the County Engineer may approve the use of County-owned tires whether chipped, chopped or shredded for daily landfill cover, provided the State Department of Health permits said use.

(c)    The limits provided in Subsections (a) through (d) of this Section shall not apply to County refuse collection and transfer vehicles that collect or receive solid waste from residential sources.

(d)    Loads of contaminated cardboard may be authorized by the County Engineer to be deposited in the landfill at a rate that is triple the applicable landfill tipping fee.

(e)    The Division of Solid Waste Management may conduct an examination of any load of refuse or other solid waste delivered or transported to the landfill:

Businesses that have not yet developed recycling programs for their operations are encouraged to contact the County Recycling Office at 241-4841 or check the county website at: www.kauai.gov/recycling.


Information on Diverting Prohibited Materials

HOW TO MANAGE PROHIBITED MATERIALS

Cardboard: Accepted for recycling free of charge at the Kaua‘i Resource Center located on Ahukini Road in Līhu'e. The center is open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday from 7:30 am to 4:15 pm.

Metal, Appliances and Motor Vehicles: Puhi Metals Recycling Facility accepts motor vehicles, and ferrous and non-ferrous metals free of charge. Commercial appliances containing refrigerants are accepted for $20 each. Puhi Metals is open Monday – Saturday 8:00 am to 4:00 pm. Call Resource Recovery Solutions at 245-6919 with questions.

Reynold’s Recycling on Wilcox Street in Līhu'e pays redemption value for non-ferrous metal. Call Reynold’s at 245-7233 for redemption values.

EH International at 1780 Haleukana St. in Puhi pays redemption value for non-ferrous metal. Call EH International at 652-8486 or (808) 269-2577 for redemption values.

Green Waste: Kaua‘i Nursery in Puhi accepts green waste. Tipping fees of $10 per cubic yard will apply. For further information, call 245-7747. Green waste is also accepted at Heart and Soul Organics in Moloa’a. Tipping fees of $10 per cubic yard will apply. Call 823-1007 for more information.

Used Tires: Tires may be taken to the locations below. Call for locations, hours of operations, and pricing:

Toxic and Hazardous Waste: This type of waste is regulated by the State Department of Health Hazardous Waste Branch. For information on regulatory matters, contact them at 808-586-4226. The companies below provide collection and processing services for toxic and hazardous waste.

Computer Monitors and Televisions: Puhi Metals Recycling accepts all types of eWaste free of charge. Puhi metals is open Monday – Saturday 8:00 am to 4:00 pm. Call Resource Recovery Solutions at 245-6919 with questions.

More questions? Call the County Recycling Office at 241-4841 or check the county website at: www.kauai.gov/recycling

Safety First

Safety Rules for Kekaha Sanitary Landfill While on landfill property, you must follow these safety rules:
  • Seat belts must be worn while driving on the Kekaha Sanitary Landfill property.
  • The SPEED LIMIT on the landfill is 15 mph.
  • Please follow the landfill signs directing you to the offloading area. This location changes day to day. Residents must offload at the material drop off facility.
  • Scavenging is strictly prohibited.
  • Always wait for the spotter to instruct you where to dump your load. If there is no spotter, the bulldozer operator will provide instructions to you.
  • Operators must maintain a safe distance between vehicles while in the offloading area. This means 15 feet between non-tipping vehicles and 1.5 times the length of the trailer or bed for tipping vehicles.
  • While in the offloading area, a high visibility safety vest/shirt and safety boots must be worn by all government and commercial drivers anytime you get out of your vehicle and hard hats are recommended. Homeowners are exempt from this requirement.
  • While in the offloading area, only the driver may get out of the truck. While out of the truck, you must remain within 6 feet of your vehicle.
  • Failure to follow any of the above safety rules may result in you being prohibited from entering the site in the future.
Any questions please proceed to the Waste Management Office or call (808) 337-1416

Other Useful Resources

Downloadable PDF Flyers on the following webpages:

eWaste

Recycle Signs

Call Recycling Office at (808) 241-4841 or visit www.kauai.gov/recycling for additional commercial recycling options.