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Kahaluu Community Drive Welcomes Recyclables July 20

A community recycling drive is planned for 9 a.m.-1 p.m. July 20 at Kahaluu Regional Park, where canned food also will be accepted for Hawaii Foodbank, plus an unlimited number of residential and commercial computers and e-waste – and one TV set per car.

Proceeds from redemption fees will benefit KEY Project, a multipurpose community center located next to the regional park on Waihee Road.

The Going Green drive, coordinated by Rene Mansho, welcomes all kinds of metal, bicycles, appliances, HI-5 containers, cooking oil, cell phones, printer cartridges, corrugated cardboard, plastic bags and caps, batteries, fire extinguishers and propane tanks (maximum of three), pet food and supplies, prom dresses, business suits, plastic playground equipment – and even pairs of white socks (for Afghanistan).

Goodwill and Lions clubs will make use of any donated clothing, household items, hearing aids and eyeglasses. Participants also can swap incandescent light bulbs for CFLs.

The drive cannot accept tires, paint, microwave ovens, motor oil or hazardous fluids.

Also helping out are U.S. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, state and city lawmakers Clayton Hee, Jessica Wooley, Ernie Martin, Ikaika Anderson, City Councilman Ikaika Anderson, plus Gov. Abercrombie and Mayor Caldwell.

For curbside pickup, call John Reppun at 239-5777. For free towing of unwanted cars and other details about the community drive, call Mansho at 291-6151.

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