Welcome to the County Recycling Office Online

recycling logoThe County Recycling Office funds and administers residential recycling programs, educates about waste diversion opportunities, and provides technical assistance to commercial agencies.  Please use the links on this page for detailed descriptions and information on each of the various programs.

What's New?

Monthly eWaste Recycling

Next eWaste Recycling Collection Events will be held on November 13 & 14, 2015

Open to Businesses and Residents for Free!  Drop off obsolete or unwanted electronics.  No quantity limits.  All brands accepted.  Staff will assist with off-loading.   Kaua'i Resource Center 3460 Ahukini Road (near airport and fronting the Lihue Transfer Station). 2nd Friday and following Saturday of the month; collection times 7:45 am - 4:15 pm. Electronics only accepted during designated times.

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Household Hazardous Waste Event!

Residents can Properly Dispose of Household Chemicals at our Upcoming Events

Saturday, October 17 from 9 am -4 pm at

  • Kapa'a Base Yard, 4900 Kahau Rd.
  • Hanalei Transfer Station, 5-3751 Kuhio Hwy.

Sunday, October 18 from 9 am- 4 pm at

  • Lihue Transfer Station, 3450 Ahukini Rd.
  • Hanapepe Transfer Station, 4380 Lele Rd.

For details on this program, see our web page at www.kauai.gov/hhw

FREE Composting Bins available at the County!

The County of Kaua'i is offering free composting bins for Kaua'i residents!  To obtain your bin come to the Kauai Resource Center in Lihue Fridays between 8:00 am and 3:30 pm  and watch a 10 minute instructional video, and fill out a registration form. Call 241-4841 for more information.

Residential Battery Recycling Program!

Bring Lithium, NiCad and Alkaline (dry cell) batteries to Kaua'i Resource Center (KRC) open Monday-Friday from 7:45 am to 4:15 pm.  KRC located at 3460 Ahukini Road (near the airport in Lihue and fronting the Lihue Transfer Station). 

Please place batteries in the appropriate barrel (see labels).  Car batteries are not accepted. Take a moment to sort and avoid contamination.  Terminals of Batteries 9 volt and higher must be taped.  Tape available at KRC.  Program is for residents only! 

For more information visit www.kauai.gov/batteryrecycling

Car (lead acid) batteries and UPS batteries are NOT accepted.  Car batteries accepted at Costco, Napa Auto Parts, PS&D Tires, Puhi Metals and E-H International. 

UPS batteries accepted at County of Kaua'i eWaste event collection 2nd Friday/Saturday of month at KRC.  Call Recycling Office at 241-4841 with questions or concerns. 


Contact Information

Main Recycling Line:
(808) 241-4841
Keola Aki, HI5 Specialist
: (808) 241-4195
Allison Fraley
Phone: (808) 241-4837
Leah Tischler, HI5 Specialist
: (808) 241-5112
Emily Medeiros
Phone: (808) 241-4439

Bookmark This Page: http://www.kauai.gov/recycling

RECYCLING DROP BINS- If you are a resident or a visitor and you want to recycle household items, there are 8 drop off locations throughout Kaua'i. Visit the Residential Drop Bin Program webpage for detailed information or download the What Goes Where flyer (PDF).  

HI5 REDEMPTION CENTER LOCATIONS- Looking for a place to redeem your HI5 beverage containers? Visit the Hawai'i Bottle Bill (HI 5) webpage for a list of certified redemption centers near you!

Recycling on Kaua'i

The County Recycling office works under the County of Kaua'i Solid Waste Division. Our goal is to maximize waste diversion on Kaua'i by implementing and supporting convenient and economical programs, and promoting all existing diversion opportunities on the island.

Why Recycle? Landfill space is a precious commodity, and is in short supply, especially here on Kaua'i. A community-wide recycling effort will postpone the need for future landfills and could save millions of dollars in siting and operational costs. Recycling saves valuable materials, like paper fibers and metals that can be reprocessed, reducing the need for virgin products. Recycling also reduces the use of water and energy sources such as oil, coal, and gas.

Diverting waste is more than recycling. In order to make a true impact in preserving our landfill and our beautiful island, we must all take responsibility for the garbage we produce on a daily basis, and make conscious choices to limit our waste by implementing the 4 R's: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle and Rot (compost). To learn more about waste diversion, please contact the Count Recycling Office at (808) 241-4841, and schedule a visit to our Waste Diversion Reference Library.