Monday, May 21, 2018
Mobile eWaste Recycling in Kilauea and Hanapepe every month

Free* Mobile eWaste Recycling for residents and businesses on the last Saturday of every month at the Hanapepe County Base Yard right next to the Hanapepe Refuse Transfer Station and the last Sunday at the Anaina Hou Community Park behind the Kilauea Mini-Golf. Services are from 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM at both locations. 

Call 241-4841 for more information.

*Large industrial or office electronics that need special packaging may be charged a packing fee call 245-6919 for more information.

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 Monday through Saturday from 7:30am - 3:30 pm and closed on all County Holidays.  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 including-

ERI Direct an AAA NAID, e-Steward, and R2 certified recycler  with ISO 9001, ISO 14001, and OHSAS 18001 certified systems operating out of Fresno, California.

Large Loads

Loads consisting of 10 or more items it is recommended that a list be made counting how many of each type of eWaste is being dropped off. Processing time for large loads may be significant without a prefilled list.

 *Unusually large electronics may be subject to a fee of 0.50 cents per pound to cover the labor involved in packaging them so that they can be put into cargo containers. Large items include items that cannot fit on to a standard 48 x 40 pallet (excluding televisions), such as commercial copiers and industrial electronics. Please call Puhi Metals if you have questions about the items you are dropping off. 


Acceptable eWaste Items

Computer Systems & Accessories

CPR Monitors
Hard Drives
Keyboard(s) & Mouse(s)
LCD Displays (broken or cracked is fine)
Optical Drives
UPS Systems
Wires & Cables

Audio & Video Equipment

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

Office Equipment

Adding Machines
Fax Machines
Laminating Machines
Photo Copiers
Surge Protectors

Handheld & Household Devices

Cell Phones
Cordless Phones
Hands-free Headsets

Materials Not Accepted

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


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, Lihue, HI 96766. Call 245-6227.


  • AT&T Wireless 3-3277 Kuhio Hwy, Līhu'e
  • Kaua'i United Way 4374 Kukui Grove St. #201, Līhu'e
  • Verizon Wireless 4454 Nuhou St. STE 517 Līhu'e (For Rebate or Donation)
  • Kauai Government Employees Federal Credit Union  2976 Ewalu Street, Lihue, HI 96766 (Cell Phones for Soldiers)