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Join Us at our next 3Rs School Recycling Drive

Check out our upcoming 3Rs School Recycling Drives to divert waste from the typical waste stream

Upcoming 3R School Recycling Drives

The 3Rs School Program

The 3Rs School Program empowers students to engage and educate their school community about the 3Rs (reduce-reuse-recycling). The program supports on-campus recycling efforts by working with schools to strategize collection and redemption options and hosts twice a month 3Rs School Recycling Drives at select 3Rs participating schools across O’ahu, with host schools receiving proceeds from recycled material.

Direct questions to: [email protected]

Upcoming 3Rs Drives

Explore Our 3Rs Recycling Resources

3Rs Program Overview

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Overview of the 3R's School Recycling Program Download Today ⬇️

All About Recycling on Oʻahu

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Published May 2020: Esther Chan is a recent 8th grade Punahou School graduate. Esther was inspired by a Plastic Free Hawaiʻi presentation and wanted to use her Girl Scout Silver Award project as an opportunity to educate Oʻahu on the right way to recycle, ensuring that as many materials as possible get recovered. Working with Kōkua Hawaiʻi Foundation and the C&C of Honolulu Recycling Branch, Esther put together a local recycling guide that focuses on reducing contamination. Putting the wrong items in the recycling bin actually creates more trash and less true recycling. Great job, Esther! Download Today ⬇️

3Rs SY2023-24 School Recycling Drives Schedule

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Visit a 3Rs School Recycling Drive and support your local schools! Take a look at our SY2023-24 Schedule. Download Today ⬇️

Accepted Materials for Drives

Scrap Metals 

YES: All types of scrap metal including bicycles, washers, dryers, fencing, filing cabinets, etc.

NO: Refrigerators, AC units, any compressed gas cylinders, or microwaves


YES: All TVs, computers, printers, scanners, monitors, large toner cartridges, laptops, game systems, cameras, cell phones, cables, and cords

NO: Batteries, smart boards, microwaves, fans, vacuums, blenders, large printer & copier machines, medical equipment, or multiple loads (please limit your donations to one small truckload, oneTV and bag of toner cartridges per dropoff)

Confidential Documents

YES: Documents for shredding; Collected in locked bins and shredded off-site (Limit 2 boxes of paper per car)

NO: Newspapers, glossy magazines, other types of paper

Household Goods

YES: New and gently used clothing, shoes, accessories, books, DVDs, CDs, kitchen items, toys, and games

NO: Furniture, mattresses; soiled, moldy, or broken materials; baby & toddler toys/equipment (strollers, car seats, high chairs, etc.)

Donation attendants may decline a donation if, in their judgment, it is not in clean, saleable condition.

Cooking Oil 

YES: Used household cooking oil in sealed containers (up to 2 gallons per vehicle)

NO: Motor oil or leaking containers, no restaurant oil

Hi-5 Aluminum Cans, Plastic & Glass Bottles

YES: Only HI-5 containers; remove caps and excess liquid

NO: General recycling including cardboard, #1 & #2 non-beverage plastic containers, glass jars, wine bottles, metal food cans

Proceeds from scrap metals, used household cooking oil, and HI-5 cans and bottles will go directly to the host school. Recycling partners have the discretion to decline materials. If you have questions about if an item is acceptable, please email [email protected].


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