Knights Will Go Green For Jan. 26 Drive

A community recycling drive is planned for 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Jan. 26 at Castle High School, adding a canned food drive for Hawaii Foodbank, as well as accepting 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 band program.

The Going Green drive, coordinated by Rene Mansho, welcomes all kinds of metal, appliances, HI-5 containers, cooking oil, cell phones, printer cartridges, newspapers, cardboard egg cartons and drink trays, phone books, corrugated cardboard, magazines, plastic bags and caps, batteries, propane tanks, fire extinguishers and propane tanks (maximum of three), pet food and supplies, prom dresses, business suits, plastic playground equipment, football helmets – 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 Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard, state lawmakers Jill Tokuda, Jessica Wooley, Ken Ito and Ikaika Anderson, Gov. Neil Abercrombie and new Mayor Kirk Caldwell.

For curbside pickup, call Lori Zakahi at 429-7750. For free towing of unwanted cars and other details about the community event, call Mansho at 291-6151.