By Nina Wu
Before you throw the old computer monitor away, think again. E-waste recycling options in Hawaii are now expanding.
The first Dell Reconnect in Hawaii takes place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 10 on the corner of Ward Avenue and Ala Moana Boulevard (across from Ward Warehouse). The first 100 people to donate their e-waste receive a special gift.
Dell Reconnect's goal is to keep used computers and computer equipment from landfills in the U.S. as well as to educate residents of the importance of proper computer recycling.
Items that Dell Reconnect will take for recycling include: computers (both laptops and desktops), keyboards, printers, scanners, computer monitors, USB accessories, computer cords and computer mice.
DVD players, VCRs and stereos are not accepted. For those items, you might want to check with Pacific Corporate Solutions, which holds regular e-waste recycling collections around Oahu. Visit their blog to find out where.
Donors are advised to remove all data from hard drives and other storage media before donating to Goodwill. Visit earth911.com for more information on how to safely recycle your computer. Visit www.higoodwill.org to learn more.