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County Hosts 3-Day Recycling Event in Hāna

February 6, 2014, 5:00 AM HST
* Updated February 6, 6:38 AM
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Hāna Highway, Route 360. File photo by Wendy Osher.

Hāna Highway, Route 360. File photo by Wendy Osher.

By Maui Now Staff

The County of Maui Department of Environmental Services Solid Waste Division hosts a metals and electronics recycling event in East Maui.

The three-day event runs from Thursday, Feb. 6 to Saturday, Feb. 8, from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. each day at the Hāna Landfill off of Hāna Highway and Waikoloa Road.

Items that will be accepted from residents at no charge during the event include: appliances, auto tires, auto batteries, propane tanks and scrap metals.

County crews will also accept the following electronic waste: computers, monitors, computer accessories, televisions, DVD players, microwave ovens, power tools, and cellphones.

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Since the items being collected are normally banned from the landfill, county officials say residents are provided with this opportunity as a means to dispose of such items properly.

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Although car tires and batteries will be accepted at this event, crews will not accept auto parts.

Residential recycling is free, but businesses will be charged a fee, and must call Refrigerant Recycling, Inc. at (808) 351-3504 at least two weeks prior to the event before dropping off commercial waste.

The rural recycling event is being offered by the County of Maui in partnership with Refrigerant Recycling, the Habitat For Humanity E-cycling Program, and Mālama Maui Nui.

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“Appliances, e-waste and other items that are dumped illegally can cause environmental damage through leaching of toxic fluids, litter pollution, and by causing potentially hazardous situations,” according to information shared by the Solid Waste Division.

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