There are a couple of options for Businesses that are interested in recycling what is generated at the workplace, including:
1. Self-haul: Assign a staff member or janitorial service to take them down to Garden Isle Disposal, Inc. in Lihue, located at 2666 Niumalu Rd. in Lihue. Open Monday to Friday from 8 am to 3:30 pm closed for lunch from 11 am to 12 pm and open Saturday from 7 am to 11 am.
Due to COVID-19, Garden Isle Disposal has temporarily modified their hours of service for accepting commercial recyclables at their recycling warehouse in Nawiliwili. Their new hours of service are: Monday through Saturday, 7:00am to 2:00pm with a closure for lunch from 11:00am-12:00pm.
Or, go to Kauai Community Recycling Services (KCRS) in Kilauea, located 5-2723 Kuhio Hwy. in the back of the Kauai Mini Golf. Hours of operation are Tues. & Fri. from 8 am - 4 pm, call 645-1676 for more information.
2. Contact a professional hauler (see list below) to set up a service or bins and discuss recycling options and prices available.
Aluminum & Steel Cans: Aluminum cans, foil, pie & food pans. Bi-metal, and steel food cans (soup, veggies, pet food)
Batteries (not including lead acid): Businesses should contact a household hazardous waste disposal vendor. All vendors are located on Oahu.
- Pacific Enviromental Corp.-(80) 545-5195
- Enviroservices & Training Center- (808) 839-7222
- Pacific Commercial Services- (808) 545-4599
Lead-acid batteries can be brought to most automotive supply shops including Napa, O'Reilly, Autozone, etc. for free drop off.
Electronic waste/Printers/Toner Cartridges: eWaste can be dropped off, six days a week, Mon-Sat from 7:30 am - 3:30 pm at Puhi Metals Recycling Facility, located at 3951 Puhi Rd. There is a charge for large or bulky eWaste from businesses. Call 245-6919 for more information. Click on eWaste link to see a complete list of acceptable items.
Loose toner and ink cartridges are not accepted at Puhi Metals, but can be brought to Hopaco with no limit or brand restrictions.
HI5 Beverage Containers: Plastic, glass, aluminum and bi-metal beverage containers marked with HI5 symbol. Includes soda, water, tea, sports drinks, juice, beer, malt beverages, & mixed spirits. Recommend placing a bin in your break room. Break room recycling bins and labels are available at the County Recycling Office, call 241-4841. Redeem these containers for monetary value. Visit the County Recycling's website Hawaii Bottle Bill (HI5) on locations and times of redemption centers around the island.
Mixed Paper: This category includes office paper, computer paper, receipts, paperboard boxes, magazines, newspapers, and books. Recommend providing all employees with a property labeled recycling bin next to the trash cans and copy machines.
Plastics #1 & #2 Bottles and Jars: Look for chasing arrows on the side or under each container. This category includes milk jugs, juice containers, vinegar or vegetable oil containers, detergent and shampoo bottles, etc.
Non HI5 Glass: This category includes food jars, wine bottles, etc.