Green Waste Recycling

To see if there are any closures regarding services at the Transfer Stations or the Kekaha Landfill use the following link: CLOSURES

Green waste collected through the County's green waste recycling program is shredded into a mulch product that can be used as a ground cover or as a carbon base for composting. Green waste collected through our program is composted on island by regional composting facilities.

Fees applied for Commercial Drop Off. See information below on Tipping Fees.

Residents can recycle their green waste at the following locations:

Hanalei Transfer Station
5-3751 Kuhio Hwy.
241-4841 or 212-4683

Kapa'a Transfer Station
5051 Kahi Rd.
241-4841 or 212-4683

Līhu‘e Transfer Station
3450 Ahukini Rd.
241-4841 or 212-4683

Hanapēpē Transfer Station
4380 Lele Rd.
241-4841 or 212-4683

Kekaha Landfill
6900-D Kaumuali'i Hwy.
241-4841 or 212-4683

Locations open every day, excluding holidays.

Transfer Station hours: 7:15 am - 3:15 pm

Green waste in Hanalei hours of operation:

8 am - 3 pm daily

Kekaha Landfill hours: 8 am - 4 pm, CLOSED FOR LUNCH from 12 pm - 12:30 pm.

Note that during inclement weather, muddy or dangerous conditions may exist at the Kapa‘a and Hanalei Transfer Stations. Call (808) 241-4841 or (808) 212-4683, visit Transfer Stations or see our Facebook page for current Transfer Station(s) and Landfill operation closures.

Businesses can also take green waste to the permitted composting facilities identified below. Fees will apply. Call for more information:

  • Heart and Soul Organics located at 6020 Koolau Rd. in Moloa'a. Call 823-1007
  • Green Earth Matters next door to Heart and Soul Organics Call 651-2058
  • Kauai Nursery and Landscaping located at 3-1550 Kaumuali'i Hwy. in Lihue. Call 245-7747
  • DMK Associates in Kekaha. Call 246-2005.

Green Waste Includes:

  • Lawn Trimmings
  • Yard Waste
  • Tree Trimmings (stumps, branches, leaves)
  • Shrubbery
  • Christmas Trees (unflocked)
  • Sod with soil (small loads)

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.

Tipping Fees:

Vehicles with commercial plates are required to purchase Tipping Fee Coupons in order to dispose of Green Waste at Refuse Transfer Stations. Coupons are available for purchase at the Treasury Department desk located in the Department of Motor Vehicles building at the Civic Center.

Rates are:

  • $10 for a pickup truck or small trailer 1/2 ton and under
  • $20 for a full sized pickup truck or large trailer up to 3/4 ton

Commercial vehicles that exceed 3/4 ton capacity are not authorized to use the Refuse Transfer Stations. For information on the Landfill rates visit landfill