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Malama Maui Nui to hold recycling event in Lahaina

By Staff | Jun 19, 2014

Malama Maui Nui Road Crew member Stacy Panlasigui unloads a truck of its scrap metal recyclables. PHOTO COURTESY OF MALAMA MAUI NUI.

LAHAINA – Malama Maui Nui (Community Work Day) will hold a Malama ‘Aina recycling event at Lahaina Cannery Mall on Saturday, June 21, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Residents will have the convenience of dropping off many different types of household items for their reuse, recycling or proper disposal by Malama Maui Nui (MMN) partner organizations.

MMN organizes Malama ‘Aina recycling events at different locations in Maui County every month to alleviate the pressure on county landfills. All Maui residents are welcome to participate; items will only be accepted during the designated hours.

The MMN Road Crew and volunteers will accept scrap metal, bicycles, appliances, lawn mowers, cooking oil, cellular phones, household batteries, vehicle batteries, printers, ink cartridges, electronics, computers, laptops, televisions, HI-5 recyclables, telephone books, newspapers, magazines, cardboard, used eye glasses, hearing aids, books, DVDs, clothing, non HI-5 glass, plastic, aluminum recyclables, and other household items.

There is a suggested $5 fee to drop off regular-sized (or smaller) vehicle tires.

Items NOT accepted include motor oil, hazardous fluids, green waste, furniture, propane tanks, paint and vehicles. Paper shredding will also not be available.

Residents are encouraged to bring a non-perishable donation for Feed My Sheep, a unique mobile food distribution program for Maui families and individuals in need.

Partners for the recycling events include Hammerhead Metals, Maui Friends of the Library, The Lions Club, Intrade Corporation, ARC of Maui, Savers, Big Brothers-Big Sisters, Pacific Biodiesel, Maui Disposal, Aloha Waste, Habitat for Humanity-Maui, Lahaina Cannery Mall and the County of Maui Department of Environmental Management.

For more information on the types of items accepted at Malama ‘Aina recycling events, call 877-2524 or visit www.cwdhawaii.org.

Malama Maui Nui is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit whose mission is to educate, inspire and empower individuals and communities to beautify and maintain Maui Nui’s environment, thereby supporting its economy, quality of life and unique Hawaiian culture.

Through litter pickups, marine debris cleanups, invasive species removal, native planting, graffiti removal, recycling events and education programs, MMN brings community, business and government together to promote the health of Maui County’s environment.

Malama Maui Nui is an affiliate of Keep America Beautiful, the nation’s leading nonprofit that brings people together to build and sustain vibrant communities.