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Aloha ʻĀina Recycling Drives

February 04, 2020

2020 was off to a great start with our first two Aloha ʻĀina Recycling Drives of the year at Nuʻuanu Elementary and Waialua High & Intermediate Schools. 

Nuʻuanu Elementary hosted their first Aloha ʻĀina Recycling Drive ever! Over 8,000 pounds of materials including scrap metal, electronics, furniture, batteries, cooking oil, and household items were collected and rescued from disposal for reuse and recycling. Waialua High & Intermediate School collected 9,000 pounds of material, including 2 ½ truckloads of metal from the Kōkua Hawaiʻi Foundation Community Work Day!

B.E.A.C.H. also joined us for these two drives collecting plastic bottle caps for recycling, which normally end up trashed. Bottle caps will be collected at the February 15th recycling drive ONLY, then the full shipping container will be sent off for recycling. Mahalo to B.E.A.C.H. for supporting recovery of more hard-to-recycle materials, preventing further plastic pollution! 

Please join us at our February Aloha ʻĀina Recycling Drives in ʻEwa, and Hawaiʻi Kai. A friendly reminder that these Recycling Drives are intended to benefit the host school, and community residents limited to one truckload. For businesses and surrounding schools looking to recycle electronics broken and still working, please contact our partners T&N Computer Recycling and Hawaiian Hope to schedule a separate pickup. 

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