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Aloha ʻĀina Recycling Drives

August 31, 2016


Our first Aloha ʻĀina Recycling Drive (AARD) of the school year kicked off on Saturday, August 20th at Waipahu High School. 35 students & 12 teachers/staff volunteered to recycle 4,400 lbs. of scrap metal, 11 refrigerators, 4 gallons of cooking oil and much more! See our upcoming AARDs below. For the full schedule go here. All events are held on Saturdays from 9:00am - 12:00pm.

  • September 10: Sunset Beach Elementary School
  • September 24: Kaʻaʻawa Elementary School
  • October 8: Kahuku Elementary School
  • November 5: Kailua High School
  • November 19: ʻAikahi Elementary School
  • December 17: ʻEwa Makai Middle School

AARDs provide opportunities for schools, families and communities to drop off a variety of goods for reuse and recycling. Proceeds from HI-5 containers, scrap metal and used cooking oil go directly to the host school.

We will be collecting scrap metal (bicycles, large and small appliances, etc.), electronics (computers, TVs, laptops, printer cartridges, cell phones, cameras, game systems, etc.), batteries, clothing/household items, used household cooking oil, HI-5 beverage cans & bottles and more. Confidential documents will be collected in locked bins by Goodwill Hawaiʻi and shredded securely at their headquarters.

Aloha ʻĀina Recycling Drives are coordinated by Kokua Hawaiʻi Foundation as part of the 3R's School Recycling Program and are made possible through sponsorship from Schnitzer Steel and support from local recycling partners Pacific Biodiesel, Goodwill Hawaiʻi, T & N Computer Recycling, Interstate Batteries, RRR Recycling Services, Aloha Overstock, and Refrigerant Recycling.