Monday, March 23, 2020
All HI5 Redemption Centers are OPEN as scheduled - 3/23/2020

In light of the COVID-19, all HI5 Redemption Centers are remaining open. Current policies and procedures are being taken to ensure the safety of its workers and the public. For more information please call 241-4841.

Monday, March 23, 2020
KCRS Kekaha has Relocated across the Old Sugar Mill Site

KCRS HI5 Bottle Redemption in Kekaha has Relocated across Old Sugar Mill

KCRS Kekaha Redemption Center has relocated to the former site on Kekaha Road, located across the Old Sugar Mill effective Wednesday March 18, 2020. The HI5 Redemption Center is open to the public Wednesdays and Saturdays. Operating hours are from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The certified redemption center accepts all plastic, glass, and aluminum beverage containers marked with the HI5 symbol. For more information about the County Recycling Programs, please call 241-4841.

Friday, December 27, 2019
Reynold’s Kapahi HI5 Bottle Redemption Center to temporarily close

Kapahi, HI – After operating for 14 years, Reynold’s Recycling will be closing their Kapahi HI5 Redemption Center on Kawaihau Road on Saturday, December 28th   at 5:00 pm.

“We thank you for your patronage and look forward to serving east side residents again.” said Terry Telfer, President of Reynold’s Recycling.  The company is working to reopen a site in the Kapahi area, however, an exact date is to be determined.

Reynolds’ other HI5 Redemption Center in Lihue at the 3460 Ahukini Rd. at the Kauai Resource Center will continue to operate every day except Wednesdays and Sundays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and is closed for lunch from noon to 1:30 pm. 

Kapaa residents may also redeem their HI5 containers at Kauai Community Recycling Services at 962 Kipuni Way in Arzadon Industrial Center next Gather Federal Credit Union.  This site is open Tuesdays through Fridays from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm.  There is no closure for lunch. KCRS Kapaa will be open for business on Tuesday, 12/31/19. 

For information please call 808-487-2802 or visit  For information on County Recycling Programs, you may call 241-4841 or visit

Friday, March 22, 2019
Reynold's HI5 Bottle Redemption in Lihu'e to Relocate to the County's Kaua'i Resource Center

After operating for 38 years in the Nawiliwili Harbor area, Reynold's Recycling Inc. will be relocating to the Kaua'i Resource Center, located at 3460 Ahukini Road on Thursday April 4, 2019. The HI5 Redemption Center will be open to the public on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., closing for lunch from 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.. All current staff will be relocated to this new location. The last day of operation at the Nawiliwili site will be on Saturday March 30, 2019, closing at 5:00 p.m.. The certified redemption center accepts all HI5 products and will also have a buy-back for aluminum, copper, brass and stainless steel scrap metals. For more information about the County Recycling Programs, please call 241-4841 or visit our website:




Table of Contents

What is the holiday schedule for redemption centers?
Why is it good for Kauaʻi?
What containers can be redeemed?
How do I prepare the containers for redemption?
How do I get paid?



Recycling Facility Map

County Recycling Facility map


Please arrive a minimum of 30 minutes before lunch and closing





Days / Hours of Operation

Closed for lunch




5-2723 Kūhiʻō Hwy. Kilauea (behind Kauaʻi Mini-Golf)


Tuesday & Friday

8am – 4pm





962 Kipuni Way (next to Gather FCU in Arzadon Industrial Center)




*Closed on Mondays  



Reynolds Recycling

  ***Please note:  Reynolds Kapahi site temporarily closed on Saturday, December 28th, 2019. Plan to relocate in the Spring






  Reynolds Recycling


Now at:

Kauaʻi Resource Center
3460 Ahukini Road  (Near Airport)

 Kauai:  808-245-7233

Oahu: (808) 754-8985


Monday through Saturday

9am - 5pm

*Closed on Sundays 

 12 - 1:30pm




2810 Poiʻpu Road (Next to Koloa Fire Station)


     Thursday & Sunday

     8am – 4pm




**Effective 3/18/20

Kekaha Road across the Old Sugar Mill



Wednesday & Saturday

          8am - 4pm











*Does not accept commercial and large loads

Click Here for a Printable List of HI5 Locations


On Kauaʻi, retailers are not required to operate redemption centers at their stores. There are six (6) redemption centers currently operating throughout Kauaʻi. Redemption centers are operated by private recyclers.

For more information please visit their websites:

Please arrive a minimum of 30 minutes before lunch and closing.

Want to donate your HI5 material? Check out our Donate HI5 to Schools and Nonprofits page for a list of schools and nonprofits who accept HI5 donations.

Click here to print HI5 Recycling signs.


What is the holiday schedule for redemption centers?


Reynold's Recycling

Kauai Resource Center location

*Temporary closed eff 12/31/19.

Reynold's Recycling

Kapahi location

(Kauai Community Recycling Services)
New Year's Day
(1/1/20, Wednesday)
Holiday    Closed


Dr. ML King Day
(1/21/20, Monday)
Holiday Closed   Closed
President's Day
(2/17/20, Monday)
Holiday Closed Closed
Prince Kūhiʻō Day
(3/26/20, Thursday)
Good Friday
(4/10/20, Friday)
Easter Sunday
(4/12/20, Sunday)
Closed   Closed Closed
Memorial Day
(5/25/20, Monday)
Holiday Holiday  Holiday
King Kamehameha Day
(6/11/20, Thursday)
Independence Day
(7/3/20, Friday)
Holiday Holiday    

Kapaa and Kilauea

Statehood Day
(8/21/20, Friday)

Labor Day

(9/7/20, Monday)

Holiday Holiday

General Election Day (11/3/20, Tuesday)


Veterans' Day
(11/11/20, Wednesday)





(11/26/20, Thursday)
Holiday Holiday

Kapaʻa and Koloa  

Christmas Day
(12/25/20, Friday) 
Holiday    Holiday
Kapaʻa and Kilauea

Why the HI5 Bottle Bill is good for Kauaʻi

  • Increased the Statewide redemption rate of aluminum, plastic, and glass beverage containers to nearly 70%
  • Reduces litter in our parks and beaches 
  • Provides fundraising opportunities for community organizations and schools
  • Initiated overall new recycling habits 

Here's how the Bottle Bill works: 4 easy steps

  1. A 5¢ deposit per beverage container is charged on the purchase of GLASS, ALUMINUM, PLASTIC (types #1 and #2) and BI-METAL containers defined under the Law.
  2. A 1¢ non-refundable container fee is also assessed to support the costs of recycling and program administration.
  3. Deposit containers are marked with a label that reads "Hawaiʻi 5¢" or "HI 5¢".
  4. You return HI5 beverages and receive payment based upon the weight or hand count (200 or less) of your beverage containers. 

What's In:

Size: 2-liter (68 oz) or smaller

Drink: Water, juice, soda, tea, coffee, beer, malt beverages, mixed spirits (<15% alcohol), some mixed wine (<7% alcohol) and alcohol free wines, drink mixers, and sports drinks.

Material Type: glass, plastic (#1 & #2), aluminum, and bi-metal

Labeled: HI 5¢, HAWAII 5¢, Hawaii 5¢

What's Out:

Size: larger than 68 fluid ounces ( larger than 2-liter or gallon jugs)

Drink: wine, spirits and liquor (15% or more alcohol content), milk, spirits, concentrates, medical food, infant formula, and syrups. 

How to Prepare HI5 Containers:

Empty containers
No liquid, food, trash or other contaminates
Remove Caps
From all bottles
Aluminum and plastic may be crushed.
Sort by material type
Plastic, glass, aluminum and bi-metal ~ Plastic can also be separated into small (17 oz or less) and large (18 oz -68 oz) to take advantage of a small plastics rate.
Commercial Loads
Accepted at all CRC centers except Koloa.
Hand Counts Up to 200 can be counted at a time. Over 200 can be counted at the discretion of the redemption center staff. Customer hand counts will not be accepted.

How you're paid:

Segregated rates effective as of December 2010

  • Materials will be weighed and paid at the following State regulated rates:
    • Aluminum: 32 units per lb. = $1.60 per lb.
    • Plastic (mixed sizes): 18.8 units per lb. = $0.94 per lb.
    • Plastic (17 oz. or less, sorted): 26.3 units per lb. = $1.315 per lb.
    • Glass: 2.4 units per lb. = $0.12 per lb
    • Bi-metal cans: 5.9 units per lb.=$0.295 per lb.

For more information on the Bottle Bill, visit, or contact the Kaua'i County Recycling Office at 241-4337 / 241-4336 or the State Department of Health Solid and Hazardous Waste Branch at (808) 586-4226.