Recycling Drive Also Collects Food, Clothing

A recycling drive is planned for 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Waipahu Intermediate School (94-455 Farrington Hwy.), adding a canned food drive for Hawaii Foodbank, as well as accepting computers and e-waste, and one TV set per car.

The Going Green drive, coordinated by Rene Mansho, welcomes metal, bicycles, appliances, HI-5 containers, cooking oil, 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.

Goodwill and Lions clubs will make use of donated clothing, household items, hearing aids and eyeglasses. Participants can swap incandescent light bulbs for CFLs.

Also helping out are U.S. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, state lawmakers Clarence Nishihara, Ty Cullen, Henry Aquino; City Councilmen Breene Harimoto and Ron Menor; Gov. Abercrombie and Mayor Caldwell.

Not accepted are tires, paint, microwaves, motor oil or hazardous fluids.

For curbside pick-up, call Ceanne Englar at 675-0177, ext. 280. For free towing of cars and other details, call Mansho at 291-6151.