Recycling On Kauai

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According to the County of Kauai, the recycling rate of Kauai is 44 percent, which is above the national average of 34 percent; we hope to maintain that strong effort. Recycling is one of the more common questions we receive from guests, which is great because the more people that "go green" the easier it is to keep Kauai clean for everyone. There are several main recycling locations spread throughout the island, from the west side to the north side. They are listed below:

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

¬    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), Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri, Sat 9:15 – 5:15pm, Phone: 245-2372
¬    Nawiliwili Harbor Reynolds Recycling, Corner of Wilcox & Kanoa St, Mon- Sat 9am – 5pm, closed for lunch, noon – 1:30, Phone: 245-7233 

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, Wed. & Sat. 8am – 4pm, Phone: 645-1676 

If you are staying in Poipu during your visit, there are two other locations that guests can go to for recycling. For guests staying on property that are under the Poipu Kai Association, there is a recycling location just next to the Poipu Kai and Aston office. It is immediately to your left if driving onto Pe'e Road from Poipu Road. This applies to any of our guests staying at the following: Kahala, Manualoha, Regency, Poipu Sands, and Daydream Believer. 

If you are not staying in the Poipu Kai area, another recycling location is in the parking lot behind the Brennecke's Restaurant. From Poipu Road, turn toward the ocean on Ho’owili Road (about half way between Poipu Shopping Center and Koloa-Poipu Bypass Road). Bins are in the Brennecke’s restaurant parking lot at the end of the street on your left. If they seem full, check the slots on the other side for space. Please do not leave recyclables on the ground.

Here are some other options for recycling in KOLOA:
Donate to Koloa Elementary School
Call 742-8460 first, then bring to the school office Monday – Friday from 7 am to 4 pm. Located at 3223 Poipu Road.
Donate to Kaua’i Christian Fellowship
2731 Alakinoiki Rd (Koloa-Poipu bypass). Bins at back end of parking lot on the right.
Redeem at Koloa Fire Station
Open Thursday and Sunday, 8 am – 4 pm (Please pre-sort materials and arrive by 3:30.
Click here for specifics on what is recycled on Kauai.

“Malama ‘Aina.” Translation: “to take care of the land.” To be able to visit here, let alone live here, and experience all that is Kauai is a blessing. The least we can do is clean up after ourselves so other too can enjoy the beauty of Kauai just we did.