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Aloha Aina Recycling Event at Baldwin HS: Feb 25, 2012

February 13, 2012, 8:43 AM HST
* Updated February 13, 8:44 AM
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Baldwin HS. File photo by Wendy Osher.

By Wendy Osher

An Aloha Aina Earth Day recycling event will take place at the Baldwin High School parking lot from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, February 25, 2012.

The event, held in partnership with Hammerhead Metals Recycling, and the Community Work Day Program, promotes recycling and reuse of household items.  The goal is to help reduce pressure on Maui County Landfills.

Items being accepted include:

  • scrap metal
  • bicycles
  • appliances, household items
  • beverage containers
  • cooking oil
  • cellular phones
  • household batteries, vehicle batteries, and laptop batteries
  • printer cartridges
  • newspaper, and cardboard
  • telephone books, magazines, books
  • plastic grocery bags
  • used eye glasses, hearing aids
  • re-useable paint
  • clothing

The event will NOT accept:

  • electronic waste
  • TVs
  • tires
  • motor oil
  • hazardous fluids
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The Aloha Aina Earth Day event is a fundraiser for Baldwin High School. Participants are also encouraged to bring a non-perishable donation for the Maui Food Bank.

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Similar recycling events will be held in locations across Maui in the coming year.

The event is held in partnership with Maui Tow & Transport, Aloha Waste, Aloha Recycling, Maui Friends of the Library, Big Brothers & Big Sisters of Maui, The Lions Club, Intrade Corporation, Pacific Biodiesel and the County of Maui Department of Environmental Management.

For more information, call the Community Work Day Program at 877-2524 or visit www.cwdhawaii.org.

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