Mālama ‘Āina Recycling Event in Kīhei on Saturday
By Maui Now Staff
Mālama Maui Nui will hold its Mālama ‘Āina recycling event this Saturday, Nov. 1 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Hope Chapel in Kīhei located at 300 East Welakahao Road.
Residents will be able to drop off unwanted items for reuse, recycling, or proper disposal by MMN’s partner organizations.
All Maui residents are welcome to participate; and items will only be accepted during event hours.
Items that will be accepted include:
- scrap metal, bicycles, appliances (working or not), lawn mowers, cooking oil, cellular phones, household batteries, vehicle batteries, telephone books, magazines, used eye glasses, hearing aids, books, DVDs, reusable household items, clothing, and non-perishable food donations.
- There is a suggested $5 fee to drop off regular-sized (or smaller) vehicle tires.
- Paper shredding will also be available during the course of the event; each participant may shred up to two banker boxes’s worth of paper.
Items that will NOT be accepted at the Mālama ‘Āina recycling event include:
- Ecycling items: As a change from previous recycling events, Ecycling items must now be taken directly to Maui County’s Electronic Recycling Program, overseen by Habitat for Humanity Maui, at 901 Lower Main Street in Wailuku between 8 a.m. and 1 p.m. on Saturdays, or 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Tuesdays. This includes computers, monitors, televisions, and their accessories; printers, copiers, and scanners.
- Glass/Plastic/Aluminum/Cardbard/Newspaper Recycling: Due to the proximity of a recycling center to the event’s location, residents will also be asked to take their glass, plastics #1 and #2, aluminum, cardboard, and newspapers directly to the nearby Kīhei Recycling Center on Welakahao Road near Piʻilani Highway.
- Other items that are NEVER accepted at Mālama ‘Āina recycling events include motor oil, hazardous fluids, green waste, furniture, propane tanks, and vehicles.
“Mālama Maui Nui organizes Mālama ‘Āina recycling events periodically at different locations throughout Maui County to encourage reuse and recycling as alternatives to the trash can, thereby alleviating pressure on County landfills,” organization leaders said.
Partners for the Mālama ‘Āina recycling events include: Hope Chapel, Hammerhead Metals, Maui Friends of the Library, The Lions Club, Intrade Corporation, ARC of Maui, Savers, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Pacific Biodiesel, and the County of Maui Department of Environmental Management.