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Maui E-Cycling to Take One-Month Hiatus

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The County of Maui, Department of Environmental Management, announced that E-Cycling on Maui and Molokaʻi will be suspended for the month of July to implement new processing and mainland shipping systems. The program will be closed beginning Saturday, Jul. 1, 2017, and is expected to reopen on Saturday, Aug. 5, 2017.

County of Maui E-Cycling.

The electronics recycling program, which is managed by Habitat for Humanity Maui under a County Recycling Grant from the Environmental Protection & Sustainability Division, normally ships out one 40-foot container of Maui’s e-waste for recycling every week.

“The time is needed to redesign and establish new handling procedures, as well as implement new systems to get e-waste to new processors,” stated Marty McMahon, Habitat’s E-Cycling Program Administrator. “Please do not leave electronics at the E-Cycling gate. This disrespects our Wailuku community.”

All Maui and Molokaʻi residents and businesses are asked to hold their E-waste until the facility reopens on August 5, 2017. E-Cycling event days on Lānaʻi and in Hāna are not scheduled in July. Televisions and computers cannot be put in refuse carts or taken to the landfills. Department officials advise that dumping electronics anywhere, including along the roadside or in old cane fields may create a health hazard.

Regular hours for the E-cycling yard, located at 901 Lower Main St. in Wailuku (below Home Maid Bakery) are Tuesday afternoons from 2 to 6 p.m. and Saturday mornings from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. E-Cycling is the only facility in Maui County licensed by the EPA to accept electronics for recycling.

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Closure status and updated notifications can be accessed on the E-Cycling Information line at (808) 280-6460. For general recycling information, visit www.mauicounty.gov/recyle or call the Recycle Maui County Hotline, at (808) 270-7880.

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