Kauai County Ordinance 902

Ordinance 902 Introduction

In August 2010, the County adopted Ordinance 902, which bans the landfill disposal of commercially generated loads exceeding 10% corrugated cardboard, 10% ferrous and non-ferrous metal, or 10% green waste by volume. Businesses and garbage haulers that deliver loads to the landfill that exceed the 10% limit by volume for the specified items will be subject to load rejection and potential penalties from the County.

All businesses that generate corrugated cardboard, ferrous and non-ferrous metal, or green waste need to develop recycling programs to separate these materials from their trash. If businesses have private garbage service, they should contact their hauler for information on separation and hauling of these materials. While the County is enforcing the Ordinance at the landfill and penalizing garbage haulers directly, haulers will be passing fines for non-compliance on to their customers that are in violation.

Where to Recycle Prohibited Material

Cardboard: Garden Isle Disposal in Nawiliwili Harbor, Lihue. Hours are 8:00 3:30, closed from 11-12 for lunch. Sat. 7:00 – noon. GID also provides hauling services for cardboard. Call 245-2372 for more information.

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.

Metal, Appliances and Motor Vehicles: Puhi Metals Recycling Facility accepts motor vehicles, and ferrous and non-ferrous metals for recycling. Fees apply. See metal recycling for a price list. Puhi Metals is open Monday – Saturday 7:30 to 3:30 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. Call 245-7747 for tip fees.
  • Green Earth Mattersi in Moloaa accepts green waste. Call 639-3974 for tip fees.
  • Heart and Soul Organics in Moloa’a also green waste. Call 823-1007 for tip fees.
  • Shredco in Kekaha accepts clean greenwaste. Call 246-2003 for tip fees and more information.