Big Island Recycling: Redemption Centers – Hours of Operation

The following is a primer on the State of Hawai`i's beverage container redemption program works, and the location of the County of Hawai’i’s beverage container redemption sites:

Qualifying Beverage Containers:

What’s IN: Eligible (redeemable) beverage containers include: soft drinks, soda, water, juice, tea and coffee drinks, and low alcohol content drinks (beer, malt beverages, wine coolers, mixed spirits) in metal, glass or #1 plastic, 64 oz. or less.

What’s OUT: Ineligible (unredeemable) containers include: milk, wine and liquor containers.

Reminder: ONLY eligible HI5¢ labeled containers can be redeemed.

Qualified beverage containers may be redeemed for cash at the following locations:

**Transfer Station centers closed daily from 1:00-1:30pm for lunch.**




Hawi Transfer Station**

Sat & Sun only: 8 am-4:30 pm.

ARC of Hilo

(Open Saturday only)

(closed for lunch 1:00-1:30)

Hilo, 1260 Kilauea Ave.

Mon-Sun: 9am-5pm (Closed 12:30pm-1:30 pm)

Reynolds Recycling

Hilo, 30 Maka’ala Street

(Old Industrial area)

Mon thru Fri: 8:00am-5:00pm

Sat & Sun: 8:00am-3:00pm

Atlas Recycling

Goodwill Redemption & Donation Center

500 Kalanianaole Ave., Hilo

Mon-Sat: 8am – 6pm

Sun: 9am – 5pm

Goodwill Industries

Hilo Transfer Station**

Daily 8:00am-4:30pm

ARC of Hilo

Hilo, Puainako/ Kilauea Ave

(behind Kai Store)

Mon thru Fri: 8:00am-4:00pm

Sat & Sun: 8:00am-2:00pm

Atlas Recycling

Honoka`a Transfer Station

(Weekends only)

Sat & Sun 8:00am-4:30

ARC of Hilo

Kailua-Kona, Pawai Place

Mon thru Fri: 7:00am-4:00pm

Atlas Recycling

(Old industrial area)

Sat 8:00am-3:00pm

Sun Closed


Transfer Station**

M, W, F: 8:00am-4:30pm

ARC of Hilo

(Closed Tues & Thurs)

Sat & Sun 8:00am-4:30pm

Kealakehe Transfer Station**

M, W, F: 8:00am-4:30pm

ARC of Hilo

(Closed Tues & Thurs)

Sat & Sun 8:00am-4:30pm

Keauhou Transfer Station**

(Weekends only)

Sat & Sun 8:00am-4:30pm

ARC of Hilo

Pahoa Transfer Station**

(Weekends Only)

Sat & Sun 8:00am-4:30pm

ARC of Hilo

Puako Transfer Station**

(Open Sunday Only)

Sunday only 8:00am-4:30pm

(closed for lunch 1:00-1:30)

ARC of Hilo

Waimea Transfer Station**

(Closed Tues & Thurs)

M, W, F: 8:00am-4:30pm

Sat & Sun 8:00am-4:30pm

ARC of Hilo

Waiohinu Transfer Station**

(Weekends only)

Sat & Sun 8:00am-4:30pm

ARC of Hilo

Atlas Recycling LLC operates Mobile Redemption Sites (monthly 9 am- 1 pm) at:

* Ocean View (South Point U-Cart) every 2nd Saturday and
* Na`alehu Elem. & Inter. School every 3rd Saturday.

For further information about Atlas Recycling’s operations on the island of Hawai`i, call 935-9328 (Hilo) or 329-6868 (Kona).

Reynolds Recycling at 1260 Kilauea Avenue, Hilo also participates in the HI5¢ program: Tues-Saturday 9am-5pm. For further information, call 754-8984.

Certified redemption centers are now accepting flattened aluminum and plastic HI5¢ beverage containers.

Flattened containers are weighed at redemption sites to determine deposit payment. The public is reminded that reverse vending machines will not accept flattened or crushed containers.

DID YOU KNOW….that the Department of Environmental Management has an information line? Call 961-5044 for HI5¢ redemption, recycling, and other solid waste information.

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Aug 31, 2014
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by: Anonymous

you seriously need to update your information. the arc of hilo is no longer doing the transfer stations

Jul 10, 2014
by: Anonymous

What gov't, overpaid, under-educated dope autored this website?

Aug 31, 2013
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by: any mouse

Please post lunch hours too, so we don't have to wait or return.

Jun 26, 2013
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by: Anonymous

Some has to fix the website. put the correct time so people dont make a wasted trip there . its really annoying

May 07, 2013
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by: Anonymous

pahoa's redemption hours are all off, one day i go there and the sign says they should be open ! but low and behold no one was there ,wth get ur times right .and this happened more than one time . and no they weren't on their lunch break ! it was way b4 that time....

Dec 18, 2012
by: Anonymous

why not open the hi5 places 5 days a week instead of random days??

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People that bring in flattened cans should receive extra, per can since the redemption centers will have to make fewer trips in their trucks to transport the cans.

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by: Anonymous

If the transfer stations were open at 7am at least one work day per week then most people wouldn't have keep their garbage in their hot vehicle all day while they work. Thank you for your concern.

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