As the controversy over tap water in refillables or water in plastic bottles is debated ... here is a good idea. Made even more important since the County of Maui is campaigning to reduce the amount of waste reaching its landfills BY HALF within the next decade to comply with state law.
Recycling Centers on Maui -- For those who do choose plastic water bottles, or canned sodas, beer, wine, etc.- perhaps you could keep your used stash of empties in a bag in your trunk, preferably one of the reusable grocery store bags, and look for the recycling centers.
If you are coming back from your Hana Highway trek, stop briefly at the Haiku Community Center at 2800 Hana Highway. This is just as you are coming out of the really twisty part of Hana Highway, beyond Twin Falls Bridge and the intersection of Hwy 365 [near where the Zero Mile Marker would be]. You are about to head around to the north shore area near Paia. The center is on the mountain side or to your LEFT. They have the big trailer size bins, segregated for paper, glass, plastic, etc.
Be a green and good Earth citizen, even while you are on vacation; drop your recycled items here.
Also, we believe there are recycling 'trash' bins near the bulletin boards outside of Hasegawa's General Store and maybe Hana Ranch Store in Hana, but they may fill up fast. And store employees sometimes have to separate out trash since folks don't always read the sign. Your choice - we encourage visitors to be aware and considerate; collect your recycling for later drop off.
Here is a link to find other, easy to drop off, recycling collection sites near where you may be staying on Maui ...