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Aloha ‘Āina Recycling Drives

February 05, 2013


Niu Valley Middle School hosted the first Aloha 'Aina Recycling Drive of 2013. The event was tremendously successful, with the school collecting 25 gallons of used cooking oil, 15 cameras, 25 TV's, 40 cell phones, 140 printer cartridges, 3200 lbs of paper, 8700 lbs of computer equipment, 9080 lbs of metal and much, much more!

Student volunteers from Nui Valley Middle and Kaiser High Schools were on hand to assist recycling companies with community drop offs and separation. When asked to reflect on the day's activities, students shared these observations, “It's so cool that electronics and computers contain valuable metals that can be recycled to make other things.”

“I learned that recycled items collected today are shipped from Hawaii to Asia and the mainland for processing.”

The next Aloha 'Aina Recycling Drive will be held on Saturday, February 9th at Kahuku High & Intermediate School from 9:00am - 12:00pm. Partner recyclers will be on hand collecting specific items. They include:

  • Schnitzer Steel – all types of scrap metal, including bicycles
  • T & N Computer Recycling – computers, game systems, CPU’s
  • ACCESS Management – confidential document shredding
  • Interstate Batteries – all types of batteries including car batteries
  • RRR – paper, glass bottles, plastic bottles & containers, aluminum cans, newspaper and corrugated cardboard
  • Pacific Biodiesel – used cooking oil
  • Goodwill – clothes, household items, etc.
  • InTrade – printer cartridges, toner cartridges
  • Refrigerant Recycling – used appliances

For more information on the Aloha 'Aina Recycling Drive, contact  [email protected].