E-waste Disposal This Week

This week is a good time for Windward residents and businesses to get rid of obsolete electronic waste (e-waste) with two major collection drives scheduled.

* Aloha United Way benefits from drives sponsored by Pacific Corporate Solutions, including a collection from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday at HPU’s Hawaii Loa campus, and 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Kailua Intermediate School. Items don’t need to be in working order. There are two dozen acceptable items, ranging from computer hardware and accessories to phones, cameras, stereo equipment, cords and cables. PCS also offers free drop-off at its Halawa facility.

For details, call 488-8870 or visit ewastehawaii.com/blog.

* University of Hawaii systems schools are participating in Education & Government eWaste Disposal Days, with household recyclers welcome Saturday and preregistered businesses (plus military, nonprofits, schools and government agencies) Thursday and Friday at Windward Community College and other UH campuses. Hours are 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at all sites. The colleges will accept most “end-of-life” computer systems and accessories, handheld devices, office equipment, and audio and video equipment. Not acceptable are household appliances, contaminated equipment, damaged CRT screens, microwaves, etc.

To preregister, go to hawaii.edu/ewaste.