DOH fines Reynolds Recycling for state deposit beverage container violations

HONOLULU (KHNL) - The Hawaii State Department of Health has fined Reynolds Recycling $42,279 for violating the state's deposit beverage container law.

The DBC violations included failure to properly inspect redeemed containers, paying refund value on ineligible containers, not paying full refund value for eligible containers, failing to verify customer container counts, failing to post required redemption center signage and failure to maintain required operating hours.

Reynolds has agreed to perform three Supplemental Environmental Projects which include completing an Employee and Customer Service Video for use by all certified redemption companies, conducting a Mystery Recycler Program and implementing an Abandoned Cart Removal Program.

Reynolds will be credited $22,400 for the successful completion of the projects.