Kapolei City Partners Up For Earth Day

Carol Chang
Wednesday - December 03, 2008
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Aloha Aina Earth Day comes to Kapolei Saturday, thanks to a partnership of businesses that want to clean up and recycle useful items for the community.

Residents can bring all kinds of metal,paper, appliances and old bulky things from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. to the Kapolei High School parking lot, 91-5007 Kapolei Parkway. For those needing curbside pick-up, call Lolita Takeda at 692-8200, ext. 2246, or Rene Mansho at 306-1876.

The recycling drive is spearheaded by local lawmakers and businesses and coordinated by Mansho of Schnitzer Steel, a Campbell Industrial Park metal recycler that, with other participants, will give its cash proceeds from the drive to the high school.

Items sought are scrap metal, auto parts, bicycles, metal appliances, lawnmowers, newspaper, cardboard, HI-5 beverage containers, passenger tires (four per household), green waste, cooking oil, used eyeglasses, all kinds of batteries, cell phones, printer cartridges, phone books and computers (one per car). Usable clothing and household items will go to Goodwill Industries, and the glasses will go to Hawaii Lions clubs. New this time are athletic shoes (no metal cleats),foam packing, cups and plates, and roofing materials.


“A new recycler Pacific Allied Products has joined the program to collect foam,“explained Mansho. “The foam to be recycled must be clean and free of any tape, plastic film, labels, loose parts or glued-on cardboard. Examples of foam that we accept include the packaging corners from shipping boxes, packaging peanuts (not the biodegradable type), and foam coffee cups, clamshell plate lunch containers and roofing insulation.

“A person can test whether or not the peanuts are biodegradable by holding one under running water. If it dissolves, it’s biodegradable.

“We’re also offering free towing of unwanted cars, and proceeds go to Kapolei High,“she added.“Kudos to school and community leaders of Kapolei High School.”

Lawmakers involved are state U.S. Rep. Mazie Hirono, state senators Colleen Hanabusa, and Mike Gabbard; state representatives Karen Awana and Sharon Har; Mayor Mufi Hannemann, and City councilmen Todd Apo and Nestor Garcia.

Earth Day partners on site, helping to turn trash into cash, will be Schnitzer Steel, Hawaiian Earth Products, Refrigerant Recycling, Honolulu Recovery Systems, Unitek Solvent Services, Interstate Battery Systems, Goodwill Industries, Intrade Corp., Pacific Biodiesel, T & N Services, Hagadone Printing, Penske Truck Rental, Menehune Water, Walmart, Family Towing, Grace Pacific,Pacific Allied Products, Nike Reuse a Shoe, WHICH Lions Club, and city and state agencies.

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