Appliance Recycling

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 those with still usable or repairable appliances call:

  • Tashi at Recycled Appliances (Tashi Mart) - 808-652-0551
  • Seras Appliance Repair - 808-465-3590
  • Lihue Appliance Sales & Service - 808-245-3941
  • Kawamoto's Maytag Home Appliance Center - 808-822-4771
  • Morningstar Refrigeration - 808-632-2211
  • Rutan Refrigeration - 808-332-7012


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 and charges see the estimated price list(PDF, 278KB).

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