Ridding Your Home Of e-waste

This month is a good time for West Oahu residents and businesses to get rid of unwanted and obsolete electronic waste (e-waste) with two major collection drives coming up.

• Aloha United Way will benefit from drives sponsored by Pacific Corporate Solutions. An area collection is scheduled for 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at Access Information Management, 98-736 Moanalua Loop in Aiea. The electronics do not need to be in working order. There are two dozen acceptable items, ranging from computer hardware and accessories to phones, cameras, stereo equipment, cords and cables. PCS also offers free drop-off at its Halawa facility. For details, call 488-8870 or visit ewastehawaii.com/blog.

• The University of Hawaii systems schools are participating in Education & Government eWaste Disposal Days, with household recyclers welcome Oct. 27 and preregistered businesses (plus military, nonprofits, schools and government agencies) Oct. 25 and 26 at Leeward Community College and other UH campuses. Hours are 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at all sites.

The colleges will accept most “end-of-life” computer systems and accessories, handheld devices, office equipment, and audio and video equipment. Not acceptable, however, are household appliances, contaminated equipment, damaged CRT screens, microwaves, etc.

To preregister, go to hawaii.edu/ewaste.