By Maui Now Staff
A Mālama ‘Āina Recycling Event will be held this Saturday, March 1, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the parking lot next to Whole Foods at the Maui Mall in Kahului.
The event is part of Mālama Maui Nui’s schedule of monthly recycling activities aimed at alleviating pressure on the county’s landfills.
Items that will be accepted include: scrap metal, bicycles, appliances, lawn mowers, cooking oil, cell phones, household batteries, vehicle batteries, printer cartridges, electronics, HI-5 recyclables, telephone books, newspapers, magazines, cardboard, used eye glasses, hearing aids, books, DVDs, clothing, non HI-5 glass, plastic, and aluminum recyclables.
The event is free to the public, but residents are encouraged to bring a non-perishable donation for Feed My Sheep, a mobile food distribution program for Maui families and individuals in need.
There is also a suggested $5 fee to drop off regular-sized, or smaller, vehicle tires.
Items that will not be accepted include: motor oil, hazardous fluids, green waste, furniture, propane tanks, paint, and vehicles. Paper shredding is not available at this event. E-cycling items such as computers, televisions, and printers should be taken directly to Habitat for Humanity Maui at 901 Lower Main Street in Wailuku.
The recycling event is made possible through a partnership between Mālama Maui Nui and the following businesses: Whole Foods, Hammerhead Metals, Maui Friends of the Library, The Lions Club, Intrade Corporation, ARC of Maui, Savers, Pacific Biodiesel, Maui Disposal, and the Maui Department of Environmental Management.