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Aloha ʻĀina Recycling Drives Kick-Off at Sunset Beach Elementary School

August 05, 2019

Aloha ʻĀina Recycling Drives are coordinated by Kōkua Hawaiʻi Foundation as part of the 3R's School Recycling Program and are made possible through sponsorship from Schnitzer Steel Industries and support from other local recycling partners including Pacific BiodieselGoodwill HawaiiT&N Computer RecyclingInterstate BatteriesRRR Recycling ServicesHawaiian Hope, and Honolulu Habitat for Humanity Restore!

Stop by Sunset Beach Elementary School Saturday, August 24th from 9am-Noon to drop off a variety of recyclable items! 

We will be collecting:

  • Scrap metal (bicycles, metal desks, filing cabinets, other appliances, etc.) *Unfortunately, we can no longer accept items with refrigerant like ACs and refrigerators.*
  • Electronics (including computers, TVs, laptops, printer)
  • Cartridges, cell phones, cameras, game systems, & more)
  • Batteries (household, vehicle & other batteries)
  • Clothing & Household items
  • Used household cooking oil
  • HI-5 beverage cans & bottles
  • Confidential documents will be collected in locked bins by Goodwill Hawaiʻi and shredded securely at their headquarters
  • Like-new tools, furniture, appliances, cabinets, and surplus home fixtures 

Proceeds from HI-5 containers, scrap metal and used cooking oil will serve as a fundraiser for the host school! For more information contact [email protected]. For the full 2019-2020 school year schedule, please visit or click here!


AARDs provide opportunities for schools, families & community members to drop off a variety of goods for reuse and recycling. As we embark on this new school year, we find our kids outgrowing clothes, toys, books, and even technology! Contributing these items to an AARD teaches them the value of giving and the importance of caring for the planet. By properly disposing of harmful waste like cell phones and scrap metals, the feel-good experience also helps benefit your local school financially; the host school keeps all proceeds from recycled material - funds that can be put toward a school-wide technology update, new library books, a school mural… the possibilities are endless! So whether you are a parent, student, or community member, start the school year fresh by cleaning out your closets and cabinets and contributing to your local AARD. It will boost your mood and benefit the host school!