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  Kaua'i Recycles Residential Drop Bin Program Minimize

The Kauaʻi Recycles Program is a residential recycling program


The program features eight (8) drop boxes located throughout the island


Recycling Bin Locations


KMart recycle bins
  • Hanalei at the Hanalei Transfer Station: 5-3751 Kuhio Hwy., Hanalei
  • Kapaʻa at the end of Kahau Road past the Kapa'a Skate Park: 4900 Kahau Rd., Kapaʻa
  • Lihu'e in the back of the K-Mart parking lot: 4303 Nawiliwili Rd., Lihue
  • Poʻipu in the Brenneke's Parking Lot: 2100 Hoone Rd., Poipu
  • Lawai Post Office: 2-3675 Kaumualiʻi Hwy., Lawai
  • Ele'ele at the Eleʻele Shopping Center: 4469 Waialo Rd., Eleʻele
  • Waimea at the Waimea Canyon Park: 4643 Waimea Canyon Dr., Waimea
  • Kekaha at the Kekaha Landfill: 6900-D Kaumualiʻi Hwy., Kekaha


Download What Goes Where 8-1/2" x 11" flyer.


Download What Goes Where 11" x 17" poster. 

  Items For Recycling Minimize

#1 & #2  Plastics (collected in a separate bin with Aluminum)

  • check recycling arrows on container
  • #1 Plastic usually includes water, beer, and soda bottles, and other single use beverage containers
  • #2 Plastic usually includes gallon milk jugs, laundry detergent containers, and shampoo bottles
  • remove lids
  • drain containers
  • labels are okay

Aluminum & Steel Cans

  • rinse any food residue!
  • labels are OK
  • do not place bags in the bin
  • aluminum cans
  • aluminum foil, pie & food pans
  • bi-metal, and steel food cans (soup, veggies & pet food)


  • corrugated cardboard only
  • no wet or solid cardboard
  • break down boxes to conserve space in the bin
  • remove tape and strapping


  • remove caps and lids
  • paper labels are okay
  • drain all liquids
  • windows and mirrors okay
  • no light bulbs, television monitors, or other composite materials 

Mixed Paper (accepted in separate companion bin)

  • white and colored paper
  • envelopes (windows are okay)
  • "junk mail"
  • magazines, catalogs, and glossy paper 
  • phone books and paperback books
  • box board (cereal boxes, soda boxes)
  • Staples OK - NO binder clips, rubber bands or paper clips 
  • NO fluorescent papers, carbon papers, or hard cover bound books.
  • Soda Boxes
  • NO newspaper (reycle separately)


  • remove rubber bands and plastic bags
  • do not bundle or bag
  • glossy newspaper inserts okay
  • NO magazines or junk mail (recycle with mixed paper)