Hawaii Kai – Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

Note: This article was updated 9/22/2019


Big Brothers/Big Sisters, the National Kidney Foundation and United Cerebral Palsy have teamed up to provide pickup of donations throughout Oahu.  The easiest way to schedule a pickup is through their website, DonateTogetherHawaii.com

United Cerebral Palsy has an attended site at Hahaione Elementary School.

Big Brothers Big Sisters has an attended POD at the Kaiser High School and Aina Haina Elementary School parking lots.

The Salvation Army can pick-up furniture donations.  Schedule at SATRUCK.ORG, or call 800-728-7825.  The Salvation Army also has donation sites for smaller items at Kahala Mall (under the parking structure near Pizza Hut and Panda Express) and at their Kaimuki Store on Waialae Avenue.

Extra plastic bags can always be used at the Hawaii Kai Dog Park.  Dispensers are located near the park entrance.

THRIFT STORES AND HOURS, AS OF 5/27/2016: please check with store for latest information.

Leahi Thrift Shop – 3675 Kilauea Ave – Weds & Sat 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Holy Nativity – 5286 Kalanianaole Hwy – Wednesday & Friday 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m./ Saturday 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Holy Trinity Catholic Church – 5919 Kalanianaole Hwy – Thursday, Friday & Saturday from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM

Goodwill Kaimuki – 3638 Waialae Avenue  (808) 737-3284 – for donations, please bring at least 1 hour prior to close

Monday – Saturday: 9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Sunday: 9:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. 

Hawaii Kai Community Bookstore – (Books Only) – Basement of Hawaii Kai Library on Lunalilo Hm Rd

Mon  12:30pm-4:30pm.
Tue-Th    10am-4:30pm
Sat                9:30am-3pm
Closed: Sun, Fri & library holidays


Reynolds Recycling – across from Costco next to Dog Park on Keahole St.

Monster HI-5 and Tires – 2960 Waialae Ave, Honolulu, HI 96826 (Recommended)

RRR Recycling – 3109 Waialae Ave in the Fresh Catch parking lot.


Hawaii Kai is on the new bulky item pilot scheduling system.  Check this website to make an appointment.  If you have transport, a good alternative is to take your items to the Waimanalo Convenience Center at 41-241 Hihimanu Street.  The facility opens at 7am.

Additional reading: City information on Hazardous Waste

Hawaii Kai Auntie

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