Recycling biz rising

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    James Higginbotham of Kauai Community Recycling Service processes recycler Randy Menor’s load Wednesday at the facility in the Arzadon Industrial Park in Kapaa.

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    James Higginbotham of Kauai Community Recycling Service prepares to process part of recycler Randy Menor’s load Wednesday at the Kapaa facility. In the background, a forklift waits to load crushed aluminum can cubes for shipping.

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Patrick Lemz and James Higginbotham help recycler Randy Menor with his load Wednesday at the Kauai Community Recycling Service facility in Kapaa.

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Patrick Lemz and Paul Ruff of the Kauai Community Recycling Service load up a storage bag of aluminum cans at the Kapaa facility. In the background is the compressor that smashes the aluminum cans into 750-pound cubes.

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    James Higginbotham of Kauai Community Recycling Service processes recycler Randy Menor’s load Wednesday at the facility located in the Arzadon Industrial Park in Kapaa.

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Patrick Lemz watches and Paul Ruff finalizes a customer’s order while James Higginbotham tosses a storage bag of small plastics for further processing Wednesday at the Kauai Community Recycling Service facility in the Arzadon Industrial Park in Kapaa.

KAPAA — James Higginbotham has been operating Kauai Community Recycling Service for 17 years, the last 10 at 962 Kipuni Way in the Arzadon Industrial Center next to Gather Federal Credit Union.

1 Comments