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Aloha ʻĀina Recycling Drives

June 01, 2020

Sadly, Aloha ʻĀina Recycling Drives (AARDs) had to be cancelled during March - May, but we are already planning for a full schedule of AARDs at Oʻahu schools in the 2020-2021 school year. We still have 5 remaining dates, so contact [email protected] to let us know if your school is interested in hosting a recycling drive at your Oʻahu school. For those that didn’t get to bring their recyclables to the AARDs, we encourage you to take the extra steps and contact our Oʻahu recycling partners who may be able to take your recyclables. 

  • Electronics (Working):  If you have electronics (desktops, laptops, tablets, external hard drives) that are still functioning, but slow or out of date, contact Hawaiian Hope to donate them. Electronics are professionally wiped of date and refurbished for donation to students who may not have access to their own equipment.

  • Electronics (Broken): If your electronics are broken beyond repair, contact T&N Computer Recycling to see if they can accept your e-waste for physical destruction and recycling. Call (808) 371-0281 or email [email protected].

  • Household Goods: Goodwill and other local thrift stores are now accepting donations. Visit the Goodwill Hawaiʻi website to find your nearest donation center.

  • Surplus building materials, lumber, furniture, and appliances all in good condition can be donated to Honolulu Habitat for Humanity ReStore is also a great resource to donate. Proceeds from sales at the ReStore support the mission of Habitat for Humanity. 

  • Scrap Metals & Appliances: For recycling scrap metals and appliances with no refrigerant (washers, dryers, etc.) Schnitzer Steel can accept metals at their base yard in Kapolei. 

  • HI-5 Cans & Bottles:  These can be put into your curbside recycling bin (if available), or taken to a local redemption center for cash returns. Check out this page on to find your nearest redemption center.