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Maui Recycling Center Shut Down Due to State Non-Payment
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Temporary Closure of County H5 Redemption Centers Because of Late State Handling and Reimbursement

News Release from County of Maui, Jan 17, 2018

Wailuku, Maui - All County HI5 redemption centers operated by Aloha Recycling will be temporarily closing today, January 17, 2018. This includes the four County HI5 redemption center locations in Kihei, Makawao, Haiku, at UHMC and Aloha Recycling’s’ private facility in Kahului across from Island Grocery Depot. County drop boxes will still be available for nonrefundable items such as cardboard, newspaper, glass, food cans and plastics #1 & #2 with necks that have been rinsed clean.

Customers who do not wish to wait for these locations to reopen may take their HI5 recycling in for refunds to Aloha Shell (Kahului), Reynolds Recycling (Kahului), Maui Disposal (Wailuku) and the Lahaina Redemption Center. Closures will begin today, January 17, 2018. Aloha Recycling expects to reopen all five centers by tomorrow afternoon or by Friday, January 19, 2018.

The HI 5 redemption program is run by the State and the County allows their vendor to operate in our County redemption centers.  This closure is due to a delay in payments from the Department of Health. Once the back payments have been received, operations will resume as normal.

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HI5 Redemption Centers Reopened Today

News Release from Maui County, Jan 18, 2018

Wailuku, Maui - As of 1 p.m. today, Jan. 18, all HI5 redemption centers operated by Aloha Recycling will be reopening. This includes the four County HI5 redemption center locations in Kihei, Makawao, Haiku, at UH Maui College and also at Aloha Recycling’s’ private facility in Kahului across from Island Grocery Depot.

County drop boxes will continue to accept nonrefundable items such as cardboard, newspaper, glass, food cans and plastics #1 and #2 with necks as well as plastics #3, #4 and #5. Please note it is very important to rinse all containers clean to ensure they are free from all food, oil and soap residue. If it is not rinsed discard the item, or the recycling center will discard it for you.  

The HI 5 redemption program is run by the State of Hawaii, Department of Health. If you have any questions or concerns about the closure, contact them directly at 586-4226 on Oahu.

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