Aiea Drive Accepts Recyclables

A community recycling drive is planned for 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Our Savior Lutheran School in Aiea, adding a canned food drive for Hawaii Foodbank, as well as accepting an unlimited number of residential and commercial computers and e-waste, and one TV set per car.

Proceeds from redemption fees will benefit the school, which is located at 98-1098 Moanalua Road near Pearlridge Center.

The Going Green drive, coordinated by Rene Mansho, welcomes all kinds of metal, appliances, HI-5 containers, cooking oil, cell phones, printer cartridges, newspapers, cardboard egg cartons and drink trays, phone books, corrugated cardboard, magazines, plastic bags and caps, batteries, propane tanks, fire extinguishers and propane tanks (maximum of three), pet food and supplies, prom dresses, business suits, plastic playground equipment, football helmets – 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 lawmakers Colleen Hanabusa, David Ige, Mark Takai, Roy Takumi, Breene Harimoto, Gov. Neil Abercrombie and and Mayor-elect Kirk Caldwell.

For curbside pick-up, call Judy Nakamura at 497-8815.

For free towing of unwanted cars and other details, call Mansho at 291-6151.