County of Kauai Reuse Program

Salvation Army Drop-off for Public:

Next public drop off at the Kauai Resource Center (3460 Ahukini Road) will be on June 16, 2023 from 8:00am to 3:00pm.****Please double check your donations before bringing them in and be sure they are in BAGS or BOXES. Once you donate an item the County or the ARC cannot return them as there is a huge stockpile of items and some items have already been prepped for shipment off island.

Salvation Army Pick-up for Businesses:

Next thrift store (and businesses) pick-up will be scheduled for June 14, 2023 (not available to the public).  Thrift store owners (and businesses) can call 241-4336 or email to schedule a pick up time. 

Main Purpose: Assist thrift stores by facilitating the off-loading of unsaleable, but still useable items as well as reducing the amount of reusable items going to the landfill.

The goal is to allow the movement of unsaleable items out of thrift stores so that more capacity can be built up for the public to donate new material that can be sold.

Thrift stores can call 241-4336 to schedule free monthly pick-up service courtesy of the Salvation Army Adult Rehabilitation Center (ARC).

Secondary Purpose: Receive reusable material from the public and businesses that local thrift stores do not have the capacity to take.

The public must contact their local thrift stores before bringing items to the Kaua‘i Resource Center. If your local thrift store is unaware of the program, please direct them to call the County’s Solid Waste Project Manager Shantelle Rego at 808-241-4336 or

What happens to the donations? 

Material is shipped to the Salvation Army ARC on O‘ahu for further processing for sale in local markets or abroad.

No scavenging or resale of material will be allowed at the KRC. No one is allowed to remove items once they’ve been dropped off at the KRC.

Will the County help me off-load at the KRC? 

No, the County does not have the appropriate staffing to facilitate unloading of vehicles at the KRC.

Please bring your own helpers if you’re dropping off large items including furniture and beds. Furniture and beds must be in almost brand new condition to be accepted, no scuffs, stains, damage, or other issues. Condition should be similar to a new bed still in its original packaging.

What cannot be accepted at the KRC? 

No electronics, motorized vehicles, pressurized containers (valved or devalved), liquids, paints, wet clothes, household hazardous waste or hazardous waste in general, flammable material and other ignitables, or other items deemed dangerous or infeasible to hold at the KRC. The County, ARC, and monitoring staff may reject any and all materials at their discretion. Again, furniture and beds must be in near brand new condition with no stains or tears whatsoever. Furniture and beds with wear and tear will also be rejected.

Thrift stores, residents and businesses with rejected items will be directed to the appropriate waste diversion or disposal site.

Reusable items will only be accepted during hours of operation. Items dropped at other times will be considered illegal dumping.

Material Drop Area: Again, the public should contact their local thrift stores to make sure they cannot take items before coming to the Kauai Resource Center. Habitat for Humanity offers island wide pick-up of eligible items call them at 335-6105 for more information.

Kauai Resource Center drop area- 3460 Ahukini Road,  Lihue.

Salvation Army ARC staff organizing resident donations for the County's Reuse Program

Salvation Army ARC staff organizing resident donations

Reuse Locations on Kauaʻi

Due to the COVID pandemic hours and days of operation may have changed. Please contact the stores before visiting. Contact the County at 241-4841 if you notice information that should be updated.


Habitat for Humanity ReStore 335-6105 - Offers island wide pick-up of eligible donations, call for more info.

1-3410 Kaumualiʻi Hwy, Hanapēpē . Open Tue, Thur, Sat 9-4, Wed 12-4, Fri 12-5 Closed Sun & Mon. Accepts donations in good working condition: building materials, household items, home improvement, appliances, furniture. Drop offs only during operating hours. Please call ahead to verify if your donation can be accepted.


Hoʻomana Inc. Thrift Store 821-2818

4531 Kuamoo Road, Wailua Homesteads. Open Monday-Friday, 10-4 PM., Saturday 10-2 PM Accepts all working/good condition household items for reuse. No large appliances, TV’s and beds allowed. Please call before dropping items off!


Kauaʻi Humane Society Thrift Shop 808-378-4478

1544 Haleukana St #17, in Līhuʻe. Open Tuesday-Sunday, 9:00 a.m. -5:00 p.m.  Closed on Mondays.

They accept clothing without stains or tears, shoes, hats, purses, jewelry and accessories, kitchenware, furniture and home decor, sporting goods, baby items, working toys, books, CD's and DVD's, as well as pet supplies.

Electronics not accepted


Mahelona Memorial Hospital Thrift Shop 823-4162

4800 Kawaihau Road, Kapa‘a. Open Monday - Friday, 9 A.M.- 11:30 A.M. Accepts clothing, some small appliances, and books. No large appliances.


Restore Kauaʻi Kapaʻ

Open Monday through Friday 10 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Accepted items:

Small Kitchen appliances, tools, books (no magazines), garden equipment, usable wood, household items, bicycles/parts, cabinets, doors and windows, sinks and plumbing fixtures, lights, tile and wood flooring, paint and stain (we accept partial cans and buckets of paint, stains, ect.), roofing material, sporting goods.

Not accepted items:

Strollers, toilets, baby/toddler car seats, press board furniture, couches, shoes, recline chairs, mattress/box springs, TV's, large appliances (refrigerators, stoves, dishwashers, washing machines, and dryers), fluorescent lights, ceiling fans, VHS tapes/players large rolls of carpet, pieces of glass over 4 feet, pillow.

For more information please visit:


RP's Random Closet

Offers at home pick-up of good to excellent condition- clothing, accessories, footwear, jewelry, hats, purses/bags, videogames/consoles, toys, DVD's, books, baby items, electronics, sporting goods, tools, and kitchenware.

Pick-up is by appointment only Tuesday & Thursday, 4:30-6:30 PM (Lihue to Kilauea), Saturday (islandwide). Appointments are subject to change pending requests received.

Please call text or email 808-346-0020, about what items are accepted or to schedule a pick-up. You can also visit RP's Instagram page at @rpsrandomcloset. 


RP's Random Closet is a for-profit locally owned business. Items given to RP's are not eligible for donation/tax write-off receipts. Overstock will however be donated to partnering local organizations and/or individuals in need. 


Salvation Army Līhuʻe 245-2571

4291 Rice Street, Līhuʻe Open Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.. Donation drop off hours: Monday – Saturday, 9:30 am. – 4:30 p.m. Accepts all working/good condition household items for reuse except electronics, large appliances, and mattresses. Please call before dropping items off!


Salvation Army Hanapēpē 335-5441

4465 Puolo Road, Hanapēpē. Open Tue, Wed, Fri 10–3 PM, Sat 9-1 PM. Donation drop off: Tuesday and Saturday, 9-12 PM Accepts all working/good condition household items for reuse (2 bag or 2 box maximum), except large appliances & mattresses. Please call before dropping items off!


Shared Blessings Thrift Store 828-1825

2518 Kolo Road, Kīlauea. Open Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 2-5 PM, Wed 9:30 a.m. -12:30 PM, Sat. 9:30-3 PM. No large appliances and pressed wood furniture are allowed. Please call before dropping items off!


Talk Story Book Store 335-6469

3785 Hanapēpē Road, Hanapēpē Open Tue-Sat 10-5 PM. Accepts used books, vinyl records and any other media in exchange for store credit- any subject


Wilcox Hospital Auxiliary Thrift Shop 245-1320

3420 Kūhiʻō Hwy. Līhuʻe . Open Monday & Friday 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Wednesday 9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Sat 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Accepts all working/good condition household items except furniture and large appliances. Please call before dropping items off!