Kauai County's Recycling Office has developed new local signage to help people identify which container to use for recyclables.
Each of the signs focus on a particular category of recyclables, including aluminum, steel and tin.
While the images fill almost the entire sign, instructions are also included to further clarify the recycling process.
"I commend our recycling team for coming up with concepts that residents can easily recognize," said Mayor Bernard Carvalho, Jr. "Using local favorites such as Spam, Aloha Maid juice and Halm's kimchee in the signage will assist the public with proper recycling and divert more waste from the Kekaha Landfill."
Laura Kelly, county recycling specialist, noted that the team aimed to simplify the recycling process for everyone.
"Our goal in developing and creating the image-based signage is to guide individuals at that crucial moment, when they are standing next to a trash can or recycle bin, and are looking for direction," said Kelly.
Two Kauai organizations have already incorporated some of the county's image-based recycling signage into their respective programs.
In 2011, the County of Kaua'i passed a Zero Waste resolution with a goal of residents and visitors diverting 70 percent of their waste by 2023. Currently, the diversion rate for Kaua'i is approximately 40 percent.
To view the signs, click here.