The Puhi Metals Recycling Facility is operated by Resource Recovery Solutions. The mission of the Puhi Metals Recycling Facility is to accept and recycle abandoned, untaxed, derelict and junked motor vehicles, white goods, scrap metal, and other smaller motorized goods such as scooters, lawnmowers, and motorcycles from the County, the general public and commercial entities.
Businesses that are interested in having their white goods or eWaste hauled for a fee, contact Puhi Metals at 245-6919.
Services provided by the Puhi Metals Recycling Facility are FREE to residential users.
Commercial recycling fees will apply beginning May, 15 2017.
Estimated Price List
These fees are estimates and final price will be determined by site manager. Please call ahead for loads larger than a flatbed.
Puhi Metals Facility is operated by: Resource Recovery Solutions
Located at 3951 Puhi Road in Lihue
Open Monday - Saturday 7:30 am to 3:30 pm (Starting August 1, 2018)
If disposing of a vehicle please arrive 10-15 minutes before closing time.
New Year's Day, President's Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day
Goods Accepted at Puhi Metals Recycling Facility:
- Abandoned, untaxed, derelict and junked motor vehicles (with Junking Affidavit from Department of Motor Vehicles)
- White goods (Appliances)
- Scrap metal
- Lead-acid Auto/Vehicle batteries
- Tires if on vehicle
- Disposable helium tanks (one time use)
- De-pressurized propane, oxygen tanks, and fire extinguishers (empty)*
- Other smaller motorized goods (scooters, lawnmowers, and motorcycles)
- eWaste - see our eWaste page at http://www.kauai.gov/ewaste
*Valves must be removed. Charges may apply if valves not removed. Please contact Puhi Metals for more information.
Please remove batteries from BBQ grills with electronic igniters before disposal. Please see your owners manual or call the manufacturer for information.
Partially full tanks must be emptied and de-valved before drop off.
White goods must be segregated into two categories:
- Type 1 - containing no refrigerant (i.e. water heaters, clothes washers and dryers, stoves and ranges), and
- Type 2 - containing refrigerant/freon (i.e. refrigerators, freezers or air conditioners).
Puhi Metals does not accept the following:
- Loose tires
- Plastic (material must be 50% metal to be accepted)
- Smoke Detectors
- Light Bulbs
- X-ray Equipment (ask to speak with management)
- Household Hazardous Waste
- Cracked/Broken CRT Screens
- Loose battery backup lead acid batteries