Recycling Drive Set For Oct. 25

A Going Green recycling drive is planned for 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Oct. 25 at Waipahu Intermediate School, where canned food also will be accepted for Hawaii Foodbank.

Also being collected are 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, and none of the items will go to the landfill.

Coordinated by Rene Mansho, the community 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 of 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 use of any donated clothing, household items, hearing aids and eyeglasses.

Participants also can swap incandescent light bulbs for CFLs.

However, do note that the drive cannot accept tires, paint, microwave ovens, motor oil, hazardous fluids, cardboard, paper, plastics, wood or bulky items.

Also helping out are U.S. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, Gov. Neil Abercrombie, state Sen. Clarence Nishihara, Reps. Henry Aquino and Ty Collen, and City Councilman Ron Menor.

Additional community recycling drives in the area are planned for Campbell High School

Nov. 8 and Kapolei High School Dec. 6.

Waipahu Intermediate School is located at 94-455 Farrington Hwy.

For more information, call Mansho at 291-6151.