Aloha ‘Aina Recycling At Kahuku Saturday

Schnitzer Steel and Kokua Hawaii Foundation have revived the popular Aloha ‘Aina recycling drives and will stage their second one this Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon at Kahuku High & Intermediate School.

The community cleanup effort welcomes scrap metal, bicycles, computers, video game systems, batteries, cooking oil, used appliances paper, HI-5 containers, printer and toner cartridges, and clothing and household items for Goodwill. A document shredding service will be available from ACCESS Management.

Proceeds from the recycled materials will go to a different Oahu school each month. The March 9 drive will be at Kaelepulu Elementary School in Kailua.

“Since 2003, Kokua Hawaii Foundation’s 3Rs school recycling program has been supporting in-class recycling and engaging student leaders in edu- cating their school com- munities on reducing, reusing and recycling,” said Kim Johnson, execu- tive director and co-founder of the Kahuku-based KHF with husband Jack. “We are honored to bring back the Aloha ‘Aina recycling drives as an opportunity for Oahu students, educators and residents to practice their 3Rs while directing funds back to their local schools.”

Schnitzer, which has a state-of-the-art scrap metal shredder at Campbell Industrial Park, has raised more than $200,000 for island schools and charities since the Aloha ‘Aina pro- gram began in 2004. A similar program, Going Green, began more recently and is coordinated by Rene Mansho, a former Schnitzer employee.

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