By Nina Wu
Electronics that are donated to Pacific Corporate Solutions (which do not need to be in working order) will be converted to funds for the non-profit group.
The items collected for recycling include all brands of computers, monitors, laptops, back up batteries, printers, fax machines, servers, telecom equipment. Sorry, no TVs, microwaves or alkaline batteries.
Many electronics contain lead, which is best to keep out of the landfill.
There are three ways to drop off e-waste:
- Drop it off for free at company headquarters in Halawa. Pacific Corporate Solutions is at 99-1305B Koaha Place. Hours of operation are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday. It's best to call ahead and set up an appointment: 488-8870.
- Drop off e-waste at collections events. For a full schedule, visit www.ewastehawaii.com/blog. On March 10, there will be a free e-waste collection from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Nanakuli High School. On March 17, drop off your e-waste from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Koko Marina Center.
- Schedule an e-waste pickup for your business for a fee. Estimates are free.