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Since January 2005, Hawaii’s Deposit Beverage Container (DBC) program has assisted residents to recycle over 7 billion containers.  Through recycling, consumers are helping to remove these containers from the waste stream and also reducing litter in the community.

The DBC program certifies independent recycling companies to operate Certified Redemption Centers (CRCs) statewide.  These CRCs provide Hawaii consumers with refunds of the 5¢ deposit fee that is paid for eligible containers.


Find a Certified Redemption Center Near You! (BETA)

Two new search tools now make it easier for Hawaii residents to find the nearest certified redemption center(s), including street addresses and current hours of operation:

1)  If you use a laptop or desktop computer, click “Find A Redemption Center!” at the menu above;

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2)  If you use a mobile device, check out the Code for America’s Hawaii Brigade HI-5 app, click here (Note:  Leaving Department of Health)


Code for America is a national non-profit that enlists the talents of local technology professionals into public service – using their skills to help solve core problems facing our communities.

Code for America’s Hawaii Brigade has developed an app (redeemhi5.com) with a simpler design that may provide greater ease of use on mobile devices such as phones.

Recycling Bin Stickers 
Stickers for homes and businesses are available for pick up!
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School Resources
Information and resources for schools interested in developing a recycling program.



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