Kailua Recycling Drive Has Shredding Service

A community recycling drive is planned for 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Kailua High School, 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 the school. Shred-it will be onsite for document shredding, with the first box free, second and third box $10 each.

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 lawmakers Jill Tokuda, Chris Lee and Cynthia Thielen; City Councilman Ikaika Anderson, Gov. Abercrombie and Mayor Caldwell.

For curbside pickup, call Dawn Fraser at 266-2900, ext. 2304. For free towing of unwanted cars and other details about the community drive, call Mansho at 291-6151.