Recycling In Maui
Welcome to our sustainable place nestled in the North Shore of precious Maui, where the air is fresh, the land is green and the water is clean. At your arrival we enjoy to show you how we strive to be a “Zero Waste” abode. We reduce our garbage to a minimal size and we are very proud to share how you can support living green.
Food left overs are separated for the chicken, worms and the compost. The eggshells are dried and grind up to supplement the earth. The coffee grind and paper from the office are fed to the earth worms.
Glass, paper and plastic is brought to the local recycling station. We also donate regularly to Maui’s non profit organizations when we replace linens, towels or clean out anything that still can be used.
Reducing garbage for the landfill is crucial and we support “less is more”. As you can read below our island is not big enough to manage the huge of amount of garbage and often has to be sent off the island.
Thank you for supporting us with our mission to reduce garbage.
We provide reusable shopping bags for our visitors, and our well water is so sweet that we encourage our guests to fill up their reusable water bottles when leaving the property or hiking around on the land.
Glass is crushed at the recycling center in Kahului. Then it is used by local companies as pipe cushion and asphalt mix. It is also used for sandblasting, decorative landscaping, and water filtration.
Clear plastic bottles
They are shipped to China where they are used in making items like indoor and outdoor carpeting.
2 plastics are bailed on site and sent to the west coast where they are processed into plastic lumber.
Aluminum is crushed and packed into forty-foot containers. Then it is shipped to Alabama, to a major aluminum recycling factory. Every aluminum can you recycle today can be back on the shelf as a new recycled can in as little as 60 days. There is no limit to the times aluminum can be recycled.
Why should you recycle?
Recycling saves energy, natural resources and landfill space. By recycling what we can, we help the environment.
Approximately 650 tons of garbage went into the Central Maui Landfill each day last year. That equals 1,300,000 pounds per day or roughly 10 pounds per person each day. The national average is only 5 pounds per person each day.
When you recycle just one aluminum can, you save energy equivalent to one cup of gasoline. That means 16 cans saves one gallon of gas. Another way to look at it is through electricity. One recycled can saves enough electricity to light a 100 watt light bulb for 3.5 hours.
If you do not recycle, the items do not just disappear. They go into the landfill. Once an item is covered, it takes an incredible amount of time to decompose. Every aluminum can that gets buried takes 80 to 100 years to decompose. Plastic takes 700 years once it is buried and glass takes an astonishing 1 million years to decompose. RECYCLING JUST MAKES SENSE!
Don’t forget about the money! Each time you purchase a beverage container, you give the state your money to hold. By recycling, you get that money back. Every 20 containers equal $1.00. Just think of how much bottled water, soda and beer each household consumes. A family of four might each have two drinks a day. That equals $12 every month. Get your money back. You deserve it.
Most importantly, recycled items do not go into the landfill!
Support our Planet Earth by washing out your recyclable materials BEFORE placing them in the appropriate containers.