4th Annual Waimānalo Community Recycling Day
January 2, 2013
East Oahu Sun

Hui o Ko‘olaupoko and is pleased to announce plans for the Fourth Annual Waimānalo Community Clean-up.  The event will be held on Saturday January 5, 2013 from 9:00am to 1:00pm at the Waimānalo Beach Park and provides local residents the opportunity to recycle scrap metal (including appliances and propane tanks), cellular phones, computers, printer cartridges, batteries, paper, magazines, TV’s, all types of plastic and 4 regular size tires per household.

Curbside pick-up can be arranged for Waimānalo residents who are unable to haul their recyclable materials to the Beach Park, and towing of unwanted vehicles in any condition is also available.

Kristen Mailheau, Community Coordinator for Hui o Ko‘olaupoko notes, “The annual clean-up provides community members a hands-on opportunity to care for the natural resources in the Waimānalo community, including the beauty of Waimānalo’s back roads, streams, mountains and bay.”

The organization is currently recruiting volunteers to help sort the recyclable materials brought to the beach park, or to form a “Street and Stream Clean-up Team” to pick up litter throughout the watershed.  Waimānalo youth from Hui Malama O Ke Kai are leading the street and stream clean-up efforts by spending their Christmas vacation surveying Waimānalo to find the areas most in need of a helping hand.

Local businesses are supporting the event by providing supplies and funds to offset disposal of unrecyclable materials.  So far, pledges of support have been received from the Waimānalo Agricultural Association, Castle Medical Center, Pioneer Hi-Bred, The Trash Man, Sweet Home Waimānalo, Waimānalo Feed & Supply, Shima’s Market and Keneke’s.

Mailheau adds that she hopes the project will build on last year’s efforts that collected more than 15,000 pounds of scrap metal, 200 tires, 3 roll-off bins of trash and bulky items, 6 pallets of electronic waste, 1000 pounds of paper and magazines and many more recyclable items.

To view a full list of recyclable items, to sign-up as a volunteer, or to make an appointment for curbside pick-up or towing go to www.huihawaii.org or call Kristen Mailheau at 808-381-7202. 

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