Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, and Redeem The intent of this program is to increaserecycling throughout the State of Hawaii, reduce litter from bottles and cans and recycle as many beverage containers in the State of Hawaii as possible. Every year, approximately 900 million beverage containers are sold in the State. For more information targeted for the various businesses affected by the program, view the State's program HI5 website.
Redeemable Containers and Deposit The Program places a $0.05 redeemable deposit on each beverage container labeled with HI5. Beverage containers must be 2 liters (68 oz.) or smaller, made of glass, plastic, aluminum, or bi-metal.
Acceptable Containers Include:
Water, soda, juice, tea, coffee, beer, mixed spirits (less than 15% alcohol content), and wine coolers (less than 7% alcohol content).
Unacceptable Containers Include:
Milk, wine, liquor and all containers larger then 2 liter containers.
Prepare to Redeem
Empty containers completely - No liquids, food or trash
Remove caps from all bottles
Do NOT remove labels
Sort by material type, aluminum, glass, plastic, bi-metal
Aluminum cans may be flattened except when using reverse vending machines