HI5 redemption centers temporarily closed

The Maui News – All county HI5 redemption centers operated by Aloha Recycling have been closed temporarily, beginning Wednesday, while the company waits for reimbursement from the state, according to an announcement.

The affected sites are Kihei, Makawao, Haiku and the University of Hawaii Maui College site along Wahine Pio Avenue in Kahului. Also shuttered is Aloha Recycling’s private facility along Amala Street in Kahului.

Aloha Recycling expects to reopen all five centers by this afternoon or Friday, according to Maui County and the company.

The closure stems from a delay in payments from the Department of Health. Once the back payments have been received, operations will resume.

Health Department officials could not be immediately reached for comment late Wednesday afternoon.

County drop boxes will remain available for nonrefundable items such as cardboard, newspaper, glass, food cans and plastics No. 1 and 2 with necks that have been rinsed clean.

Customers also may take their HI5 recycling items to Aloha Shell and Reynolds Recycling in Kahului, Maui Disposal in Wailuku and the Lahaina Redemption Center.

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