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Going Green: All-in-one community recycling

January 11th, 2013

Get ready, get set, go green!


The "Going Green" community recycling events offer you an all-in-one recycling opportunity throughout the year. The first one was organized by Hui O Ko‘olaupoko the first weekend of the month in Waimanalo, but check out the calendar to find one near you.

What's great about these events is that you can bring that old T.V. (one per household), along with electronics equipment, scrap metal, cell phones, printer cartridges, batteries, cardboard and plastic playground equipment to one place for recycling. Goodwill is also happy to collect usable clothing and household items.

Tires, paint, microwave ovens, motor oil and hazardous fluids will not be accepted.

The next "Going Green" event scheduled this month is from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Castle High School's theatre parking lot, 45-386 Kaneohe Bay Dr. Drive in and drop off your recyclables.

Formerly called "Aloha Aina," the community recycling events are now called "Going Green." As usual, canned goods will also be collected for the Hawaii Foodbank.

Here's a list of a few more coming up in the next few months. Contact Rene Mansho at if you have questions or are interested in hosting an event.

>> FEBRUARY 23: Hawaii Lions District 50, location and time to be announced
>> MARCH 2: Waianae High School, time to be announced
>> MARCH 9: Farrington High School, time to be announced
>> MARCH 16: Aloha Stadium– Hawaii Democratic Party— lower Halawa pkg. lot, time to be announced
>> APRIL 13: Leilehua High School and Prince Kuhio Federal Building (GSA), time to be announced
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