Kauai Recycling

Do your part in keeping Kauai beautiful. It is essential to the future of Kauai to do your part by recycling.  Kauai is a small island with limited resources. Always shop locally as much as possible, conserve natural resources, and recycle trash. Here is a list of locations to recycle 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

  • Hanalei at the Hanalei Transfer Station: 5-3751 Kuhio Hwy.

East Side

  • Kapaa Ball Park 4900 Kahau Rd
  • Kapahi Reynolds Recycling 5675B Kawaihau Rd. Behind Menehune Food Mart Phone: 754-8985 Tuesday – Saturday  9am – 5pm; closed for lunch noon – 1:30


  • Kmart Parking Lot 4303 Nawiliwili Road
  • Reynolds Recycling at the Kauai Resource Center at 3460 Ahukini Rd. open from 9am-5pm with a lunch break from noon-1:30pm.  They are open every day but Sundays.  Phone is:  245-7233.
  • Kekaha Kekaha at the Kekaha Landfill: 6900-D Kaumualiʻi Hwy.

Where can I recycle or get rid of old batteries?

Battery types accepted at Kauai Resource Center are: Lithium, NiCad and Alkaline (dry-cell). Car batteries can be taken to an auto parts store, they are not accepted at the Kauai Resource Center.

Window and mirror glass cannot be recycled.

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!


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


  • 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


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