Kapolei High Puts On Recycling Drive Dec. 4

Wednesday - December 01, 2010
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Aloha Aina Earth Day comes to Kapolei High School from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, offering unlimited collection of computers and e-waste, as well as a wide variety of other items.

The Dec. 4 drive is also a fundraiser for the school and an opportunity to clean up the community. For curbside pick up, call Lolita Takeda at 692-8200, ext. 2246; for free towing of cars, call Rene Mansho at 306-1876. Participants include a partnership of 20 recyclers and businesses and area lawmakers as well as Kapolei High students.

Residents can bring all kinds of metal, paper, appliances and old bulky things to the school parking lot, as well as canned items for Hawaii Foodbank. Also welcome HI-5 containers, corrugated cardboard, egg cartons, cell phones, printer cartridges, cooking oil, phone books and magazines, batteries and plastic bags.

Goodwill will accept usable clothing; Lions clubs will recycle eye glasses and hearing aids. People also may exchange two incandescent light bulbs for two CFLs.

No tires, TV sets, paint, green waste, microwave ovens, motor oil, hazardous fluids or gas tanks will be accepted.

The drive is coordinated by Mansho of Schnitzer Steel, a Campbell Industrial Park metal recycler that, with others, will give its cash proceeds from recycled waste to the school.

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