Recycling Education

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Kauai eWaste contest for K-8th grade

The County of Kaua‘i Department of Public Works Solid Waste Division in a partnership with the State Department of Health is sponsoring an Electronic Waste (or eWaste) recycling drive open to all public and private elementary and middle school classes on Kaua‘i.

Kindergarten through eighth grade teachers can sign up their class to participate and can make a real difference by recycling old computers, televisions, printers, office and audio/video equipment, and handheld devices.

Each student from the top three classes will win pizza and Jamba Juice gift cards, while the top Kaua‘i student will receive special recognition from the County Recycling Office.

Teachers, please contact Keola Aki at kaki@kauai.gov or call 241-4195 for more information and to register for the contest.

Contest sign up is open until March 22, and will run from April 1- April 30.

All recycling services are provided by Resource Recovery Solutions.

Please contact these participating schools to donate your material

  • Chiefess Kamakahele Middle School- 808-241-3200 (Leave message for Ms. Frasier, do not request to connect during school hours)
  • Waimea Canyon Middle School- 808-338-6830
    • Lisa Yamagata/Diane Foulks 
    • Michelle Molina- 808-338-6830 ext. 153
  • ‘Ele‘ele Elementary- 808-335-2101
    • Alisha Siliado
  • Kalaheo Elementary- 808-332-6801
    • Joel Kawate
  • Ke Kula Ni‘ihau O Kekaha- 808-337-2022
    • Nui Parongao
    • Joni Keamoai
  • Alaka’i O Kaua’i- 808-635-5110
    • Katie Horgan

HI5 Educational Outreach - Redemption Center/Landfill Tours

Upon request, the County of Kaua'i Solid Waste Division in partnership with the State Department of Health offers HI5 Educational Outreach to all schools and businesses. 

Our HI5 Recycling Specialists also conduct Redemption Center and landfill tours for schools, businesses, and other organizations. These tours occur on Wednesday by appointment only. Tours include a 20 minute tour of the Kekaha Redemption Center operated by Kauai Community Recycling Services and a 40 minute tour of the Kekaha landfill facilitated by landfill staff. There is a short drive time between the two locations which must be factored in for interested groups.

For more information, please contact our HI5 Specialist Tawna Bensaid at (808) 241-4336 or at tbensaid@kauai.gov.