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  • Writer's pictureKristy Ford

At Hawai’i Materials Recycling, we welcome your clean inert materials which include concrete, asphalt, rock, dirt and sand.  We then transform these into quality recycled products for building and landscape projects, large and small!  Our LEED-certified materials meet industry-standard specifications and can lesson your carbon footprint as you drop off and pick up at the same location!

In fact, did you know our efforts have diverted more than 484,905 TONS of recycled material from the landfill or fugitive dumping since we started up in 2018?  We’re very proud of that!  Learn more from Jenny Sullivan about why all of this matters to us. 

So that’s a little about what we are.  And we feel it’s important to clarify what are not.

In short, we are not a landfill.  We are not a quarry.  We don’t blast resources from the earth and we don’t accept hazardous waste, rubbish, and green waste.  On Maui, the county landfill is the main place for this.

There is a lot that sets Hawai’i Material Recycling apart from the landfill. 

Here are a few important points. First, our prices!  At Hawai’i Material Recycling, our tipping fees are considerably lower than the county landfill.  Depending on where you’re coming from, stopping by our site might also save you in transport costs…or may be worth it regardless of your location, due to our low tipping fees and ease of operation! We only accept the clean construction materials mentioned above; we follow screening protocols to ensure materials meet our standards and are not contaminated.  As an example, we don’t accept lead painted concrete.

We remain accountable and track where material originates from.  We have simple, downloadable forms for you to accomplish this.

We’re known for making the process easy, fast and efficient.  Our staff is very helpful and knowledgeable, forms can be completed ahead of time or on-site, and we do our best to keep things moving along swiftly to get you back on your way!

We’re open later for your convenience!  While the county only accepts C&D (construction and demolition) waste until 1 p.m. on weekdays, we’re open Monday through Friday until 4:00 p.m. Visit us at our convenient site off East Welakahao Road in Kīhei — we think you’ll experience a difference significant enough to keep you coming back.  Whether you’re dropping off, picking up or both, we’re here to help bring a sense of ease to your projects, your pocketbook, your business and our earth!

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  • Writer's pictureKristy Ford

Updated: May 23

In our industry, the term “inert materials” is pretty common. But not everyone is aware of what it means, so we thought we’d expand!

Inert construction materials are chemically-stable substances used in building, landscaping and so forth. They don’t easily undergo chemical reactions or changes, making them reliable, popular and prime for reuse and should NEVER be landfilled. Here are some qualities you’ll typically find in these types of materials:

  • Strong & durable

  • Don’t degrade quickly or easily

  • Reliable in harsh environments & weather

For instance, concrete is a combination of cement, sand, gravel and water that forms a very hard and durable material. Another example, asphalt, is considered a sustainable paving solution made from a mix of mineral aggregates, liner and filler. The resulting mixture is designed to be stable, dense and easy to work with. Rock, dirt and sand are natural elements with varying degrees of size, texture and porosity (space for air or water to flow).

We accept all of the above materials at our site as they can be recycled and reused!

Our crushers have the capability to turn these materials into reusable, reliable products like different types and sizes of gavel, landscape rock and even topsoil. Since we’re not a quarry, we do not blast the earth and take from it, the materials we have for sale are a direct result of the original products we receive. The more people choose to bring us their rock, dirt, concrete and asphalt, the more we can encourage the quarries to minimize the scar on the earth.

In our commitment to environmental responsibility, there are certain things we can not accept, which include hazardous waste, trash, lead paint, and green waste. We often get calls asking about other types of recycling, like electronics, cardboard, cans and metal. We specialize in construction/inert materials, however we strongly encourage all recycling, whenever possible! There is a County E-Waste Recycling Program for electronics and recycle/redemption sites across the island. You can also call the Maui County Recycling Hotline at (808) 270-7880. As far as green waste, that can go to Kihei Compost or a new operation West Maui Green Cycle, who is accepting green waste, food scraps, unwaxed cardboard and 100% compostable #7 food service products. Reach out to them to learn more!

No matter the amount of rock, dirt, concrete or asphalt, we want it! So give us a call at 808-856-6231 or send us an email with specific questions or requests!

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