Green Day Cleanup Coming To Leilehua

“Going Green Day” comes to Leilehua High School from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, bringing a major recycling drive to benefit the school and community cleanup efforts.

Residents can bring all kinds of metal, paper, appliances and old bulky things to the school parking lot – as well as items for Hawaii Foodbank and donations to other nonprofits. The recycling drive is assisted by local lawmakers and businesses, and coordinated by Rene Mansho of Schnitzer Steel, a metal recycler that will give cash proceeds from the drive to LHS.

Items sought are scrap metal, appliances, propane tanks (3), fire extinguishers, cell phones, newspapers, phone books, cardboard, plastic bags and hangers, printers, computers, scanners, ink cartridges, TV sets (one per car), Boogie boards, golf balls, playground equipment, HI-5 beverage containers, eyeglasses, hearing aids, cooking oil, all kinds of batteries, white socks, pet food, blankets, towels and toys. Usable clothing and household items will go to Goodwill Industries. Also, incandescent light bulbs can be exchanged for CFL bulbs (two per person).

Lawmakers participating are Gov. Neil Abercrombie, U.S. Rep. Mazie Hirono, state Sen. Donovan Dela Cruz, state Rep. Marcus Oshiro, Mayor Peter Carlisle and City Council Chairman Ernie Martin.

For curbside pickup, call Nolan Tokuda at 383-7333. For more information and free towing of unwanted cars, call Mansho at 291-6151.