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Posted on: April 28, 2020

Recycling centers remain open as essential businesses

All County of Maui recycling centers and associated HI-5 Redemption Centers remain open as “essential businesses” under current public health emergency orders.

The public is asked to follow guidelines and observed enhanced safety measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19. These include:

Taking only #1 and #2 plastic bottles, aluminum/metal cans, cardboard, newspaper and glass to County Recycling Dropbox Centers. (Only these materials are accepted.

Cleaning and rinsing all bottles, jugs and cans.

Wearing a mask and gloves while at the recycling center.

Practicing social distancing of at least six feet at all times.

Best practices followed at recycling and redemption centers include having hand-washing stations available for use by staff and members of the public. All essential workers are required to wear masks when interacting with the public. Workers disinfect HI-5 recycling “sorting” barrels after each use. Large County “drop box” bins are disinfected intermittently throughout the day.

If anyone in a residence has tested positive for COVID-19, recycling materials need to be triple-bagged, sealed and disposed of along with regular trash.

Hours of operation vary at recycling and redemption centers:

Kihei and Makawao: HI-5 Redemption, open daily 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; recycling centers, open daily 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Haiku and UH Maui College: HI-5 Redemption, open Wednesday-Sunday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; recycling centers, open daily 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Hana Landfill, Olowalu Transfer Station and Molokai: Recycling centers open Tuesday-Saturday, 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

The Molokai HI-5 Redemption Center at the Molokai Landfill is open 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.

For locations and more information, contact Aloha Recycling at 808-871-8544 or visit aloha-recycling.com. The Maui County Recycling Hotline is 808-270-7880 or go to mauicounty.gov/recycle.

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