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Electronic Waste Accepted at Weekend E-Cycling Event

October 17, 2013, 1:54 PM HST
* Updated October 17, 2:57 PM
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5A’s truck loaded with electronic waste ready for recycling. Courtesy photo.

5A’s truck loaded with electronic waste ready for recycling. Courtesy photo.

By Wendy Osher

A weekend “e-cycling” event offers the public an opportunity to get rid of unwanted electronic equipment in an environmentally conscious way.

5A Rent-A-Space in Lahaina will accept electronic waste equipment on Saturday, Oct. 19, from 7 a.m. to noon at the company’s parking lot located at 3600 Lower Honoapiʻilani Road.

The items collected will be delivered to the Habitat for Humanity’s Re-Store Warehouse in Wailuku, for refurbishment and recycling.

Saturday’s Electronics E-Cycling event is being held in partnership with the County of Maui Electronics Recycling program.

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A list of items that will be accepted include: TV’s, keyboards, laptops, computers, computer monitors, PDA’s, MP3 players, CRT & LCD monitors, printers, scanners, DVD & VCR players, telephones, cell phones, fax machines, stereos, speakers, video and digital cameras, and microwaves.

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According to event organizers, useable equipment is donated to Habitat families, schools or nonprofits. Items that are not useable or re-sellable will be shipped to the mainland for recycling.

Items that will NOT be accepted include: appliances and hazardous waste.

Organizers say the E-Cycling program guarantees responsible recycling of electronics byproducts, and helps to keep the island clean and green.

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Further information is available by calling Liz at 669-5200, or emailing [email protected]

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