About Reynolds Recycling

We are committed to protecting Hawaii’s future by recycling today.

About Us


Reynolds Recycling is a locally owned company that has been serving Hawaii’s people for over 36 years. In that time, we have paid out over $275 million to Hawaii residents for their recyclables, of which over $3 million has gone directly to our schools to fund important programs and projects.

Our main goal is to make recycling a way of life for Hawaii’s people. That’s why, here at Reynolds Recycling, we do our best to have a full range of recycling options available.

Each year since 2005, Reynolds Recycling has recycled enough used beverage containers, and scrap metal to extend the life of our municipal landfill by one month every year.

Key Personnel


Terry Telfer President
Joey Hokutan Director of Operations
Derrick Inouye Corporate Controller
Marc Matsui Scrap Sales Manager
Nicole Cadaos Human Resource Manager

Our Company History


In 1980 Reynolds Metals honored a commitment they made to build a recycling center wherever there was a Reynolds can manufacturing facility.

The late Ed Doty, President of Eagle Distributors, and the late Betty Crocker, head of the Outdoor Circle, shared a vision of a cleaner Hawaii and convinced Reynolds Metals that their recycling operations were needed immediately.

In 1981, Reynolds Metals opened up its Halawa processing plant with just a handful of employees accepting various forms of aluminum. In 1997, Tomra purchased Reynolds Recycling and due to shifts in the industry, sold the company to local investors in 2002. Now in its 36th year, Reynolds has over 70 employees.

Since the January 2005 start of the beverage container deposit program, Reynolds has been redeeming aluminum cans, plastic bottles, glass bottles, steel and bi-metal cans at the State’s largest certified redemption center network.

Currently, we are operating at 16 locations statewide, and process over one million transactions a year.Over the course of its history, Reynolds has recycled over 3 billion aluminum cans and has paid out over $3 million to Hawaii schools for their recycling efforts.

Reynolds Recycling is committed to protecting Hawaii’s future by recycling today and remains invested in the community that opened its arms to recycling so many years ago.

2017 Holiday Schedule


All Reynolds Recycling locations will be closed on the following dates.

Day of Week Day of Month Holiday
Sunday January 01st New Year’s Day
Monday May 29th Memorial Day
Tuesday July 04th Independence Day
Monday September 04th Labor Day
Thursday November 23rd Thanksgiving Day
Monday December 25th Christmas Day

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