E-Cycling to take one-month hiatus
WAILUKU – The county Department of Environmental Management announced that E-Cycling on Maui and Molokai will be suspended for the month of July to implement new processing and Mainland shipping systems.
The program will be closed beginning Saturday, July 1, and is expected to reopen on Saturday, Aug. 5, 2017.
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 Molokai residents and businesses are asked to hold their E-waste until the facility reopens on Aug. 5. E-Cycling event days on Lanai and in Hana are not scheduled in July.
Televisions and computers cannot be put in refuse carts or taken to the landfills. 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.
Closure status and updated notifications can be heard on the E-Cycling Information Line at 280-6460. For general recycling information, visit www.mauicounty.gov/recyle or call the Recycle Maui County Hotline at 270-7880.