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East Molokai to Hold Recycling Event

County of Maui Solid Waste Division, Abandoned Vehicles and Metals Section News Release

County of Maui Department of Environmental Services and Molokai Metals Facility will be holding a metals and electronics collection event in east Molokai Thursday, Oct. 16 through Saturday, Oct. 18, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. each day.  The collection site will be located at 8483 Kamehameha V Highway at Mile Marker 15. Items accepted include scrap metals, appliances, tires, auto batteries, propane tanks and electronics such as computers, monitors, printers, televisions and microwave ovens which will be given to the Australian leader of e-waste recycling for further processing. No vehicles, non-metal furniture or household hazardous waste will be accepted. Residents will be assisted and directed at the site upon arrival. Please abide by all traffic regulations and participate safely.

Schools and businesses are asked to deliver electronic items directly to the Recycle Molokai facility located at Molokai Landfill during regular hours of operation, Tuesday through Saturday, 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Molokai Metals Facility, also located at the Molokai Landfill, is open during the same hours, and accepts vehicles to be scrapped as well as scrap metals, appliances and related items from Molokai residents.

County of Maui works proactively with island communities to help residents recycle metals, appliances, electronics and related items in the areas where they live and work. These types of discards can be harmful to the environment if stored for long periods of time or not disposed of properly. Residents are asked to remove items from their private properties and make use of this neighborhood collection event in order to foster a more healthy and safe environment.

This event is being held in partnership with County of Maui Department of Environmental Services, Refrigerant Recycling, Inc., Malama Maui Nui (formerly known as Community Work Day) and Habitat for Humanity. Metals collection events like this one are held periodically on Molokai, Lanai and in rural areas of Maui.

For more information about County metals collection events or Molokai Metals Facility, please contact the County of Maui Abandoned Vehicles and Metals Office at (808) 270-8217 or toll free at (800) 272-0117 ext. 6102. For more information about the types of electronics accepted, please call the Molokai Electronics Hotline at (808) 646-0043.


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