Recycling To Help Aiea School

A community recycling drive is planned for 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Feb. 22 at Our Savior Lutheran School (98-1098 Moanalua Road), where canned food also will be accepted for Hawaii Foodbank, along with an unlimited number of residential and commercial computers and e-waste – and one TV set per car.

Proceeds from redemption fees will benefit the Aiea school.

The Going Green drive, coordinated by Rene Mansho, welcomes all kinds of metal, bicycles, appliances, HI-5 containers, cooking oil, cell phones, printers and cartridges, batteries, fire extinguishers and propane tanks (maximum of three), pet food and supplies, prom dresses, business suits and white socks (for Afghanistan).

“Everything is recycled,” Mansho said, “and nothing goes to the landfill.”

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

The drive cannot accept tires, paint, microwave ovens, wood or bulky items, motor oil, hazardous fluids, cardboard, paper or plastics.

Also helping out are U.S. Rep. Colleen Hanabusa, state Sen. David Ige, state Reps. Mark Takai and Roy Takumi, and City Councilman Breene Harimoto.

For curbside pickup, call Judy at 497-8815; for free towing of unwanted cars and further details on the community drive, call Mansho at 291-6151.