Stadium Recycling, Food Drive

A community recycling drive is planned for 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. March 16 at Aloha Stadium’s Kamehameha Highway lot.

It will accept canned food items for Hawaii Foodbank, as well as all kinds of recyclables, from corrugated cardboard to TV sets (one per car), sponsored by the Democratic Party of Hawaii.

The “Going Green” drive welcomes all kinds of metal, appliances, HI-5 containers, cooking oil, cell phones, computers, printer cartridges, newspapers, cardboard egg cartons and drink trays, plastic bags and caps, batteries, fire extinguishers and propane tanks (maximum of three), pet food and supplies, prom dresses, business suits, plastic playground equipment, football helmets – and even white pairs of 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 the longer-lasting CFLs.

The drive cannot accept paint, tires, microwave ovens, motor oil or hazardous fluids.

For curbside pickup, call 286-4333; for free towing of unwanted cars and other details, call Rene Mansho at 291-6151.