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Kauai Recycling

Do your part keeping Kauai beautiful. It is essential to the future of Kauai to do your part by recycling.  We live on a small island with limited resources.
Remember to always shop local as much as possible, conserve our natural resources and recycle your trash. Here is a list of locations to recycle your trash and redeem your beverage deposits.

If this information changes or if you know of other locations please contact us and we will update the page.

North Shore

  • Kilauea – Kauai Community Recycling Services 5-2723 Kuhio Hwy (Behind Kilauea Mini Golf) Tuesday & Friday 8am – 4pm Phone: 645-1676

East Side

  • Kapaa Ball Park 4900 Kahau Rd
  • Lihue Kmart Parking Lot 4303 Nawiliwili Road
  • Kapahi Reynolds Recycling 5675B Kawaihau Rd. Behind Menehune Food Mart Phone: 754-8985 Mon- Sat 9am – 5pm; closed for lunch noon – 1:30

Lihue 

  • Garden Isle Disposal 2666 Niumalu Road Open everyday except Wednesday Sunday and Holidays 7:30 -4:15 Closed for Lunch from 11:00-11:45
  • Lihue Kauai Resource Center 3460 Ahukini Road (fronting Lihue Transfer Station) Phone: 245-2372 Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri, Sat 9:15 – 5:15pm
  • Nawiliwili Harbor Reynolds Recycling . Corner of Wilcox & Kanoa St Phone: 245-7233 Mon- Sat 9am – 5pm closed for lunch noon – 1:30

South Side

  • Lawai Post Office parking lot 02-3687 Kaumualii Hwy Tues & Wed & Sat 8am – noon

West Side

  • Kekaha Kauai Community Recycling Services On Kekaha Rd., across old Sugar Mill Phone: 645-1676 Wed. & Sat. 8am – 4pm

Where can I recycle or get rid of old batteries?

Kauai Resource Center (KRC) County Recycling Office 241-4841 3460 Ahukini Rd. Open Monday-Friday from 7:45 am to 4:15 pm.
Three categories of batteries accepted for recycling include: Lithium, NiCdDry Cell (Alkaline) 7 Car batteries

Recycling Maps

What to Recycle

#1 & #2 Plastics

  • Check recycling arrows on container
  • #1 Plastic usually includes water, beer, and soda bottles
  • #2 Plastic usually includes gallon milk jugs, laundry detergent containers and shampoo bottles
  • Remove lids and Drain containers

Aluminum & Steel Cans

  • Rinse any food residue!

Cardboard

  • Corrugated cardboard only
  • No wet cardboard
  • Break down boxes to conserve space in the bin Remove tape and strapping

Glass

  • Remove caps and lids.
  • Drain all liquids
  • Windows and mirrors okay

Mixed Paper

  • White and colored paper envelopes (windows are okay)
  • Junk Mail Magazine
  • Catalogs and glossy paper
  • Phone books and paperback books
  • Box board (cereal boxes, soda boxes)
  • No fluorescent papers, carbon papers, or hard cover bound books

Newspapers

  • Remove rubber bands and plastic bags
    Glossy newspaper inserts okay
Kauai Recylcel Locations