Maui’s 1st Annual Aloha Aina Earth Day, Jan. 15, 2011

January 14, 2011, 11:23 PM HST
* Updated January 14, 11:24 PM
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Maui holds its first annual Aloha Aina Earth Day on Saturday, January 15, 2011 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Baldwin High School in Kahului. The event promotes recycling and raises funds for schools and community organizations.

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A wide variety of items will be accepted. In addition to the regular newspaper, cardboard, and HI-5 containers, residents can also drop off scrap metal, bicycles, appliances, eyeglasses, hearing aids, printer cartridges, telephone books, magazines, computers, cell phones, cooking oil and clothing.

Items that will NOT be accepted include tires motor oil, paint and hazardous fluids.

There will also be a CFL light bulb swap (bring three incandescent bulbs and get them replaced with three CFL bulbs), shredding of personal documents (limit two banker boxes per person), and a canned food drive for the Maui Food Bank.

The event is hosted by State Senate President Shan Tsutsui, the County of Maui, Baldwin High School and Schnitzer Steel.

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