Appliance Self-Repair

The County of Kaua‘i encourages reuse over recycling whenever possible. Reuse not only saves you money, it saves our natural resources, and reduces the amount of waste that goes to our landfill.

There are many online resources for self-repair of appliances and other items around the home some even provided by the manufacturer.

Whenever making a self-repair, please ensure that you're taking all the proper health and safety precautions. Follow manufacturer recommendation where applicable, and or hire a licensed or certified professional if needed. 

Appliance Recycling

Appliances, otherwise known as "white goods" are enamel-coated electrical and mechanical household appliances made primarily of metals.  White goods on Kaua‘i are separated, processed, and recycled for scrap metal.

They are segregated into two categories: Type 1 - containing no refrigerant (i.e. water heaters, clothes washers and dryers, stoves and ranges), and Type 2 - containing refrigerant (i.e. refrigerators, freezers or air conditioners). 

Please make every effort to reuse appliances by repairing or donating them prior to disposal.  Please empty refrigerators, of food prior to drop off.  For assistance in identifying reuse options, call the County Recycling Office at 241-4841.

For those with still usable or repairable appliances, call Tashi at Recycled Appliances (Tashi Mart)- 808-652-0551. 

White goods from Commercial sources must be transported to the Puhi Metals Recycling Facility 3951 Puhi Road. White goods with refrigerants are accepted for a fee of $20 per unit for other items see the estimated price list (Non-refrigerant charges to begin May, 15 2017).

White goods from residents can be recycled, FREE of charge at locations listed below:

Hanalei Transfer Station

Open 7:15am - 3:15pm
every day
(808) 212-4683

Kapaʻa Transfer Station

Open 7:15am - 3:15pm
every day
(808) 212-4683

Hanapēpē Transfer Station

Open 7:15am - 3:15pm
every day
(808) 212-4683

Puhi Metals Recycling Facility

Open 7:30am - 3:30pm 
Monday - Saturday
(808) 245-6919

Kekaha Landfill

Open 8:00am - 4:00pm
CLOSED FOR LUNCH from 12pm - 12:30pm every day.
(808) 346-4393 or (808) 337-9213

Propane Tank Recycling
Propane tanks (whether pressurized or de-pressurized) are accepted from residents free of charge at the Hanalei Transfer Station, Kapa‘a Transfer Station, Līhu‘e Transfer Station, and Hanapēpē Transfer Station. Tanks larger than 10 gallons are not accepted. Home Depot offers a discount on a new tank if you bring your old tank in for recycling. Call for details at 632-2740.

Commercial haulers are required to dispose of depressurized tanks at the Puhi Metals Recycling Facility. Propane Tanks are accepted at the Puhi Metals Facility if, and only if, the valve has been removed so that it can be visually determined that there are absolutely no fluids contained within the cylinder please see the estimated price list for drop off at Puhi Metals (fee to begin May, 15 2017). Please refer to the Yellow Pages under the heading “Gas-Liquefied Petroleum Bottled and Bulk Retail,” for companies that can perform the service of depressurizing propane tanks.