Redemption Procedures

Recycling to be easy for everyone! Therefore, we at Reynolds Recycling have created procedures to help anyone start recycling.

Aluminum Cans

Empty*

  • You can crush the cans.
  • Please leave the pull tabs on the cans. Once removed they are considered aluminum scrap metal with a very low value.
  • There are urban myths about the value of pull tabs, but they are just myths. To the consumer, the greatest value is to leave them on the can and weigh your deposit containers.


Plastic Bottles

Empty*

  • Please remove caps to ensure there is no liquid in them
  • 2-liter deposit containers may now be weighed with your mixed plastic containers.
  • If you want to make use of the rate for smaller plastic bottles (17 oz or less), please separate these containers in advance, and inform the attendant that they are small.
  • Do not remove the labels from your containers. These usually have the HI-5 symbol on them.
  • You can crush the bottles.


Glass Bottles

Empty* and Not Broken**

  • No need to separate by color
  • Please remove caps and lids from bottles
  • Do not remove the labels from your containers. These usually have the HI-5 symbol on them.


Helpful Hints

  • If you have smaller than usual bottles or cans (i.e., Red Bull Drinks, ½ pint water bottles, or Lipovitan beverages), or lighter than normal containers (some big box store water bottles for example), separate these on the side and ask Reynolds to count them (up to 200 containers total for aluminum, plastic, and glass).
  • Remove the caps from your plastic and glass bottles before you get to the redemption center.
  • Please help us and take your empty trash bags and boxes home with you after you’ve redeemed your containers. Mahalo!
  • If you are redeeming a large load of recyclables on behalf of a school or nonprofit organization, call us about our free pickup service.


*The Bottle Deposit law states containers must be free of liquid, dirt, sand, and other contaminants.

**The Bottle Deposit law states that broken glass bottles are not eligible for redemption.