Electronics Recycling


Computer Towers, Monitors, and other Electronics Recycling

Electronic waste, also known as eWaste is accepted for recycling at the Puhi Metals Recycling Center located at 3951 Puhi Rd. Days of operation are: Monday through Saturday from 7:30am - 3:30 pm and closed on all County Holidays: 2024-County-Holiday-Schedule.pdf(PDF, 41KB) . The program is free for residents and businesses, and there are no restrictions on quantity. Call Puhi Metals at 245-6919 or the County Recycling Office at 241-4841 for more information.

Resource Recovery Solutions, the operators of the Puhi Metals Facility utilizes R2 and E-Steward certified end destination recyclers.  Currently, eWaste is sent to URT Solutions in Clackamas, Oregon.

Large Loads

For loads consisting of 10 or more items, it is recommended that a list be made itemizing how much of each type of eWaste is being dropped off. Processing time for large loads may be significant without a prepared list.

***Unusually large electronics may be subject to a fee of $0.50 cents per pound to cover the labor involved in packaging them for cargo containers. Large items include items that cannot fit onto a standard 48" x 40" pallet (excluding televisions), such as commercial copiers and industrial electronics. Please call Puhi Metals at 245-6919 if you have questions about the items you are intending to recycle.

Materials Not Accepted

  • Non-computer Batteries
  • Cardboard
  • Cracked or Broken CRT Screens (old style big TVs)
  • Household Hazardous Waste
  • Microwaves (accepted as scrap metal)
  • Paper
  • Smoke Detectors
  • X-ray equipment (ask for manager)
  • Light Bulbs
  • Styrofoam

Acceptable eWaste Items

Computer Systems & Accessories

  • All-in-Ones
  • CPUs
  • CPR Monitors
  • Hard Drives
  • Hubs
  • Keyboard(s) & Mouse(s)
  • Laptops
  • LCD Displays (broken or cracked is fine)
  • Optical Drives
  • Servers
  • Switches
  • UPS Systems
  • Wires & Cables
  • Modems

Audio & Video Equipment

  • Camcorders
  • Cameras
  • DVD Players
  • Games Systems
  • LCD Projectors & Screens
  • Overhead Projectors
  • Radios
  • Stereo Components (No speakers)
  • Televisions (cracked or broken flat screens OK)
  • VCRs
  • Video Game Console's
  • Video Game Accessories
  • Satellite Dishes

Office Equipment

  • Adding Machines
  • Fax Machines
  • Laminating Machines
  • Photo Copiers
  • Printers
  • Scanners
  • Surge Protectors
  • Telephones
  • Typewriters

Handheld & Household Devices

  • Cell Phones
  • Cordless Phones
  • Hands-free Headsets
  • Pagers
  • PDAs

Accepted- Small Appliance and Power Tools expanded list

Puhi Metals takes small appliances and power tools made of at least 50% metal for recycling as scrap metal.

Puhi Metal no longer ships out these materials for eWaste processing.

Vendor Recycling Programs

Mac Made EASY in Lihue accepts Macintosh computers for recycling! They're located at 4480 Ahukini Rd. Suite 101, Līhu‘e, HI 96766. Call 245-6227.


  • AT&T Wireless 3-3277 Kuhio Hwy, Līhu‘e Call 245-7650.
  • Verizon Wireless 4454 Nuhou St. STE 517 Līhu‘e (For Rebate or Donation) Call: 245-6654.
  • Mac Made EASY in Lihue accepts iPhones for recycling! They're located at 4480 Ahukini Rd. Suite 101, Līhu‘e, HI 96766. Call245-6227.
  • 4303Target accepts cell phones for recycling in their recycling bins located by the main exit. 4303 Nawiliwili Rd, Lihue.