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recycle symbolThe County Recycling Office funds and administers residential recycling programs, educates about waste diversion opportunities, and provides technical assistance to commercial agencies.  Please use the links on this page for detailed descriptions and information on each of the various programs.



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Next Electronic Waste (eWaste) event May 9 and 10, 2014

Open to businesses and residents for FREE! Drop off obsolete or unwanted electronics. All brands without quantity limits. eWaste only accepted during designated timeframes. Materials left outside of these dates/times are not allowed.

  • 2nd Friday/Saturday of the month, 7:45 am - 4:15 pm
  • Kaua'i Resource Center, 3460 Ahukini Road (near airport & fronting the Lihue Transfer Station).
  • Staff will assist with offloading

Visit for downloadable flyer.

FREE Composting Bins available at the County!

The County of Kaua'i is offering free composting bins for Kaua'i residents!  To obtain your bin call 241-4990 to schedule an appointment to watch a 20 minute instructional video, and fill out a registration form.

Residential Battery Recycling Program!


Bring Lithium, NiCad and Alkaline (dry cell) batteries to Kaua'i Resource Center (KRC) open Monday-Friday from 7:45 am to 4:15 pm.  KRC located at 3460 Ahukini Road (near the airport in Lihue and fronting the Lihue Transfer Station). 

Please place batteries in the appropriate barrel (see labels).  Car batteries are not accepted. Take a moment to sort and avoid contamination.  Terminals of Batteries 9 volt and higher must be taped.  Tape available at KRC.  Program is for residents only! 


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Car (lead acid) batteries and UPS batteries are NOT accepted.  Car batteries accepted at Costco, Napa Auto Parts, PS&D Tires, Puhi Metals and E-H International. 


UPS batteries accepted at County of Kaua'i eWaste event collection 2nd Friday/Saturday of month at KRC.  Call Recycling Office at 241-4841 with questions or concerns. 

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Main Recycling Line:

(808) 241-4841


Allison Fraley
Phone:  (808) 241-4837


Emily Medeiros
Phone:  (808) 241-4439


Laura Kelly
Phone: (808) 241-4990


Keola Aki, HI5 Specialist
: (808) 241-4195


Bryson Vivas, HI5 Specialist
: (808) 241-5120


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RECYCLING DROP BINS- If you are a resident or a visitor and you want to recycle household items, there are 8 drop off locations throughout Kaua'i. Click on the link to the left that says "Residential Drop Bin Program" for detailed information or visit for a downloadable PDF.  


HI5 REDEMPTION CENTER LOCATIONS- Looking for a place to redeem your HI5 beverage containers? Click on the link to the left that says "Hawai'i Bottle Bill (HI 5)" for a list of certified redemption centers near you!

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The County Recycling office works under the County of Kaua'i Solid Waste Division. Our goal is to maximize waste diversion on Kaua'i by implementing and supporting convenient and economical programs, and promoting all existing diversion opportunities on the island.

Why Recycle? Landfill space is a precious commodity, and is in short supply, especially here on Kaua'i. A community-wide recycling effort will postpone the need for future landfills and could save millions of dollars in siting and operational costs. Recycling saves valuable materials, like paper fibers and metals that can be reprocessed, reducing the need for virgin products. Recycling also reduces the use of water and energy sources such as oil, coal, and gas.

Diverting waste is more than recycling. In order to make a true impact in preserving our landfill and our beautiful island, we must all take responsibility for the garbage we produce on a daily basis, and make conscious choices to limit our waste by implementing the 4 R's: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle and Rot (compost). To learn more about waste diversion, please contact the Count Recycling Office at (808) 241-4841, and schedule a visit to our Waste Diversion Reference Library.