Recycling Drive For Kaimuki

A community recycling drive is planned for 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Oct. 19 at Kaimuki 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 and the Moiliili Community Center and Kapahulu Center.

New to the list this month is used tennis balls, which ACI Hawaii (Always Caring Individuals) will refurbish for re-use at tennis tournaments, where hundreds of balls are needed. A document shredding service also will be onsite, with no charge for the first box.

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. Colleen Hanabusa, Gov. Neil Abercrombie, state Sen. Brian Taniguchi, Reps. Calvin Say, Scott Nishimoto, Isaac Choy, Scott Saiki, Mark Hasem, Bertrand Kobayashi and City Councilmembers Ann Kobayashi and Stanley Chang.

For curbside pickup, call Michele Sansone at 285-6481. For free towing of unwanted cars, call Mansho at 291-6151.