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Hana Gets New Landfill Recycling Center

January 20, 2012, 5:28 PM HST
* Updated January 23, 6:25 AM
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By Wendy Osher

East Maui residents will soon have a central location to recycle old plastics, newspaper, cardboard, aluminum, bi-metals and some plastics.

The new  Hana Landfill Recycling Center will open at 4 p.m. on Monday, January 23, 2012 at the Hana landfill across from the office on Waikoloa Road.

The County of Maui, Department of Environmental Management, Solid Waste Division, made the announcement today saying in a press release that, ” The new center will give Hana residents the means to reduce the amount of material going into their landfill.”

This recycling center was made possible under a collaborative effort carried out by the Department of Environmental Management and the Department of Public Works, Highways Division.

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In addition to small recyclables, the recycling center will also start taking in appliances, tires, batteries, electronics and scrap metal during certain Community Work Day events.   County officials say those events will be announced ahead of time.

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The center does not serve as a HI5 collection center, and Hana residents should continue to take their HI5 bottles and cans to the Hasegawa General Store for processing.

For general information about recycling in Maui County go to www.mauicounty.gov/recycle or call the Recycle Maui County Hotline at 270-7880. Lanai residents can call 800-272-0125 ext. 7880 and Molokai residents can call 800-272-0117 ext. 7880.

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