Business Services Hawaii operates the Big Island HI-5 beverage container redemption program, with convenient redemption centers located in Keaau, Hilo, Pahoa, Honokaa, Waimea, Hawi, Puako and Ocean View. Visit our Locations page for hours of operation.

What we do

Why throw away your recyclables when Business Services Hawaii has convenient, easily-accessible redemption centers located near you? The Hawaii Deposit Beverage Container Program (HI-5) places a 5¢ redeemable deposit on each beverage container. Just look for the HI 5¢ label on your glass, plastic and aluminum containers, then take them to any of our redemption centers to get cash back and help protect the environment at the same time. All containers must be empty of liquid and debris removed.

What we accept

Look for the HI-5 mark on beverage containers: soft drinks, soda, juice, tea, coffee drinks , water, beer, malt beverages, mixed spirits and wine coolers in metal, glass or plastic containers up to 68 fluid ounces. Containers must be separated by type:

    • Glass
    • Plastic
    • Aluminum
    • Bi-metal

Plastic containers can be separated by large and small. Large containers are larger than 17 oz. and anything 17 oz and below is considered small.  Smaller containers often times weigh less than larger ones.  

Below is a breakdown of what we pay for each material by weight:  

Material # Containers in a lb. 5¢ per container: We Pay:
Aluminum 32 $1.60 per lb. $2.00 per lb.
Glass 2.4 $0.12 per lb. $0.12 per lb.
Large Plastic 18.8 $0.94 per lb. $1.00 per lb.
Small Plastic 26.3 $1.315 per lb. $1.315 per lb.
Bi-Metal 5.9 $0.295 per lb. $0.295 per lb.


Have any questions? Call and speak to one of our knowledgeable representatives today.

Save space!

Flattened aluminum and plastic containers are also accepted at our redemption centers. Please leave the HI-5 label visible on beverage containers, usually located on the top of aluminum cans and the container label on the plastic and glass bottles.

Now you can also donate your recyclable items to a participating non-profit organization. Visit our Fundraising Program page, or call our office in Keaau to learn more.


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