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REPRESENTATIVES MATAYOSHI, KITAGAWA SPONSOR WINDWARD COMMUNITY GOING GREEN RECYCLING EVENT

Kāneʻohe, Hawaiʻi – On Saturday, June 15, Representatives Scot Z. Matayoshi and Lisa Kitagawa invite the public to drop off electronic waste and recyclables at the Windward Community Going Green Recycling Event. The event is organized in collaboration with Going Green Recycling and Castle High School.

 

"We are pleased to organize this annual drive to allow residents to dispose of electronic waste and donate gently used items," said Representative Scot Z. Matayoshi (D-49, Kāneʻohe, Maunawili). "Electronic waste can accumulate over time, and our aim is to prevent toxic electronics from contaminating our landfill and water supply."

 

"We are fostering a more responsible and sustainable community by offering residents a means to properly dispose of electronic waste and recyclables. The summer season is the perfect time for cleaning out our households and starting fresh!" said Representative Lisa Kitagawa (D-48 Ka‘a‘awa, Kahalu‘u, ‘Āhuimanu, He‘eia, Kāne‘ohe).

 

The following items will be accepted:

 

  • Computers, printers, and scanners

  • Televisions

  • HI-5 beverage containers

  • Batteries - auto and lead acid only

  • Canned goods

  • Gently used clothing

  • Used eyeglasses and hearing aids

  • Pet items including towels, blankets, and food

  • Free towing of unwanted cars - call (808) 291-6151

 

Items that will not be accepted include metal, tires, paint, microwave ovens, cooking oil, motor oil, ink cartridges, toners, hazardous fluids, cardboard, paper, plastics, wood, and bulky items.

 

WHAT:          Windward Community Going Green Recycling Event

 

WHEN:          Saturday, June 15, 2024, from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

 

Attendees are encouraged to arrive early as the line to drop off recyclables is anticipated to grow long. The event will end promptly at 11:00 a.m.

 

WHERE:       Castle High School Auditorium Parking Lot

                        45-386 Kāneʻohe Bay Drive

 

For more information, contact Rep. Matayoshi at (808) 586-8470 or Rep. Kitagawa at (808) 586-8540.


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