Recycle To Benefit Food Bank

A Going Green recycling drive is planned for 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Dec. 6 at Kapolei High School, where canned food also will be accepted for Hawaii Foodbank.

The community drive will take 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, and none of the items will go to the landfill.

Coordinated by Rene Mansho, the drive welcomes all kinds of metal, bicycles, appliances, HI-5 containers, cooking oil, cell phones, printer cartridges and batteries.

Also on the list are fire extinguishers and propane tanks (maximum three each), pet food and supplies, prom dresses and accessories, women’s business suits, and pairs of white socks (for Afghanistan).

Goodwill and Lions clubs will make good 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, hazardous fluids, cardboard, paper, plastics, wood or other types of bulky items.

For towing of unwanted cars or for more details, call Mansho at 291-6151 or email her at

Area lawmakers also are supporting the drive.