Say bye to HI-5 at Kealakehe, Waimea, Hilo transfer stations

  • Michael Healy waits to redeem his Hi-5 containers Tuesday at Atlas Recycling on Alapa Street in Kona. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)

  • Customers wait to redeem their HI-5 containers Tuesday at Atlas Recycling on Alapa Street in Kona. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)

  • Atlas Recycling employee Cody weighs Hi-5 cans Tuesday at the Alapa Street location in Kailua-Kona. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)

  • Atlas Recycling employee Rhett weighs Hi-5 cans Tuesday at the Alapa Street location in Kona. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)

Hawaii Island residents will no longer be able to redeem their HI-5 bottles and cans at three of the most popular transfer stations, and the continuation of redemption service at a fourth is uncertain, as contractors grapple with inflation, fuel price increases and a worker shortage stemming from the coronavirus pandemic.