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E-Cycling Now Open Through Sept. 30

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The Maui County-sponsored Electronics Recycling Program, E-Cycling, is now open through Saturday, Sept. 30, 2017.

County of Maui E-Cycling.

The program is only accepting limited items at this time including computers, monitors, keyboards and mouse controllers. The program will reopen again on Saturday, Oct. 31, to accept all types of electronics for recycling.

Officials say that televisions cannot be accepted on Maui until Saturday, Oct. 31, however Molokaʻi and Lānaʻi have no restrictions.

“We’ve had to re-arrange our schedule in the short-term because the pounds of electronics recycled in Maui County has outstripped the pounds manufacturers must pay for in accordance with the State electronics recycling law,” said Marty McMahon, E-Cycling Program Manager for program sponsor Habitat for Humanity Maui.

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The County’s Environmental Protection and Sustainability Division is working on a long-term solution to address financial and logistical challenges of Maui’s over-production. The public is asked to refrain from dumping electronics at the gate as it is a health and safety hazard and the County could be fined.

“The County has provided free E-Cycling for eight years for the benefit of Maui, Molokaʻi and Lānaʻi residents and businesses. We ship off one 40-foot container every week, at a minimum,” McMahon said. “Full restoration of services is just a few months away, and until then, we ask everyone to be patient.”

Habitat for Humanity Maui is the yearly recipient of a County Recycling Grant that helps pay for the program. The grant amount for FY18 is $152,100. E-waste processors pay all shipping costs, which is over $300,000 per year, and there is no charge to the County to process E-waste.

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Information on E-Cycling dates, hours and types of electronics accepted are stated on the E-Cycling information line (808) 280-6460, and the Habitat for Humanity website.

For general recycling information call the Recycling Hotline at (808) 270-7880 or visit here.

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