Kapolei Recycles, Accepts Canned Goods

A community recycling drive is planned for 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Dec. 7 at Kapolei High School, where canned food also will be accepted for Hawaii Foodbank, as well as an unlimited number of residential and commercial computers and e-waste – and one TV set per car.

Proceeds from redemption fees will benefit the high school.

New to the wish list this fall are used tennis balls. ACI Hawaii (Always Caring Individuals) will refurbish them for re-use at tennis tournaments, which consume hundreds of balls.

The Going Green drive, coordinated by Rene Mansho, welcomes all kinds of metal, bicycles, appliances, HI-5 containers, cooking oil, cell phones, printers and cartridges, batteries, fire extinguishers and propane tanks (maximum of three each), pet food and supplies, prom dresses, business suits – 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, wood or bulky items, motor oil, hazardous fluids, cardboard, paper or plastics.

Also helping out are U.S. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, Gov. Neil Abercrombie, state Sens. Will Espero and Mike Gabbard; state Rep. Sharon Har and City Councilwoman Kymberly Pine.

For curbside pickup, free towing of unwanted cars and further details, call Mansho at 291-6151. The school is located at 91-5007 Kapolei Parkway.