Lahaina Sunset Rotary to Hold Third-Saturday Recycling Event
By Maui Now Staff
Mālama Maui Nui the Rotary Club of Lahaina Sunset will co-sponsor a “Go Green Third Saturday Recycling” event on Sept. 19 from 8 a.m. to noon at Lahaina Cannery Mall.
West Maui residents have responded with enthusiasm to the monthly “Go Green Third Saturday Recycling” events at Lahaina Cannery Mall, reported Mālama Maui Nui. Recycling bins have been filled completely for the first event in July, as well as the August event.
“The community response has been overwhelming,” said John de Jesus, executive director of Mālama Maui Nui. “In July, we filled all the bins well before the noon closing time. In August, we brought extra bins and filled them all again. Judging from the response, these monthly events are certainly meeting the needs of the West Maui community.”
The sponsors report the following recycling results for the August event:
- 40 major appliances
- 6,450 pounds of scrap metal
- 164 pieces of electronic gear
- 11 automobile tires
- 700 household batteries
- 8 gallons of cooking oil
- hundreds of pounds of cardboard, paper, glass and cans
“In just two months, we’ve diverted nearly 10 tons of material from the Maui County landfill,” said Sandy Schneider, president of the Rotary Club of Lahaina Sunset. “We’re also aware that we’re helping residents who might otherwise dispose of bulky items like appliances and scrap metal in inappropriate places throughout our community. These “Go Green Third Saturday Recycling” events are a win-win for residents and our island.”
Virtually all recyclables are accepted except oversize tires, clothing and household goods. There is no fee to drop off items; a $5 donation is requested for each tire. No fees are paid to residents for recyclables delivered to the event.