Status of County Curbside Recycling

Residential curbside recycling service is currently not offered to residents by the County as part of refuse service. In order for the County to provide island wide curbside recycling service to residents, a Materials Recovery Facility (otherwise known as a MRF) needs to be constructed on Kaua‘i. A MRF will enable the County to collect all types of food and beverage containers, as well as mixed paper and cardboard in a single blue recycling bin at your curb. These comingled recyclables would then be sorted on a conveyor at the MRF. The County is currently in the process of siting and designing a MRF with the goal of offering curbside recycling in the next few years. When curbside recycling is offered, we also plan to offer curbside green waste hauling, for a 3 bin system as shown here.

photo of trash cart, green waste cart and recycling cart

Private Curbside Recycling Services Available on Island

Kauai residents and small businesses can subscribe to curbside recycling for a fee. Kauai Curbside Recycling provides convenient curbside recycling pickup every other week. Services are offered in all regions of the island.

To learn more about Kaua‘i Curbside Recycling, contact Chris at (808) 353-1852 or log onto their website at for more information.