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Green waste collected through the County's green waste recycling program, and is shredded into a mulch product that can be used as a ground cover or as a carbon base for composting.  Obtain free mulch (shredded green waste) at the Hanapepe Transfer Station. 



Tipping Fee coupons required of Commercial.   


Residents can recycle their green waste at the following locations:

Location Time Phone number
Hanalei Transfer Station Open 9:15 am to 5:15 pm 826-7070
Kapa'a Transfer Station Open 9:15 am to 5:15 pm 822-7334
Lihue Transfer Station Open 9:15 am to 5:15 pm 241-6854
Hanapepe Transfer Station Open 9:15 am to 5:15 pm 335-0624
Kekaha Landfill Open 8:00am to4:00 pm 337-9213
Locations open every day, excluding holidays.

Note that in inclement weather, muddy or dangerous conditions may exist at the Kapaa and Hanalei Transfer Stations.  Call the Recycling Office at (808) 241-4841, visit or see our Facebook page for current Transfer Station(s) and Landfill operation closures. 


Phone number
Heart and Soul Landscaping*
6020 Koolau Road, MoloaŹ»a
Kaua'i Nursery & Landscaping**
3-1550 Kaumuali'i Hwy, Lihue
*Commericial Only
**Tipping Fee

 Green Waste Includes:

  • Lawn Trimmings
  • Yard Waste
  • Tree Trimmings (stumps, branches, leaves)
  • Shrubbery
  • Christmas Trees (unflocked)

Proper Preparation:

Only source separated Green Waste is accepted, all other non-plant materials not listed as acceptable material is contamination. To prevent contamination, Green Waste should be separated from all other types of waste material prior to delivery. Larger plant material (i.e. logs and stumps 8 inches or more in diameter) should be cut to lengths of 8 feet or less. When delivering Green Waste be sure to remove all ropes, canvas, film, plastic (bags), and tie-downs used to secure Green Waste.  Mahalo.