If your answer doesn’t include the Hawaii Deposit Beverage Container Program, (HI5), you’re missing out.
What is HI5?
It’s estimated 900 million beverage containers are sold in Hawaii every year. Not only is that number staggering, it’s important to remember our state is an island. As a result, many of these beverage containers make their way into the ocean, damaging wildlife and the entire ecosystem. The goal of HI5 is to increase recycling throughout Hawaii and promote sustainable practices. The program also reduces litter and puts cash in residents’ pockets.
How much are my cans worth?
Any beverage container with an HI5 stamp can be redeemed for $0.05.
What type of containers can I recycle?
Are there any containers that aren’t recyclable?
Milk jugs, liquor bottles, and wine bottles aren’t accepted.
Before visiting a redemption location, plan ahead
If you want to redeem your cans as quickly as possible, make sure to prepare in advance. Maui County recommends you:
You won’t make a fortune trading in cans, but you can add to your rainy day fund.