Waikele Recycling Drive April 26

A community recycling drive is planned for 9 a.m.-1 p.m. April 26 at Waikele Elementary School, 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 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.

For curbside pickup, call Jenise Cocson at 677-6100; for free towing of unwanted cars and further details on the community drive, call Mansho at 291-6151.