Upcountry Rotary Offers E-Cycling & Battery Pickup
The Rotary Club of Upcountry Maui is holding another television and computer e-cycling event on Saturday, Sept. 29, from 8 a.m. to noon.
The Rotary club will pick up unwanted electronic equipment for a small donation, while giving Upcountry residents the opportunity to support the organization’s projects for Maui students and the community. This is the third year the Rotary club has conducted these pickups.
“E-cycling is our signature ‘green’ project,” said Upcountry Rotary Community Service Director Melanie Stephens.
Upcountry Rotarians, with the cooperation of the Maui County Electronics Recycling Program, will pick up equipment and deliver it to Habitat for Humanity’s Re-Store Warehouse in Wailuku for refurbishment or recycling.
The club requests a donation of $5 each for small boxes of accessories and small items such as keyboards, speakers, laptops and small TVs up to 19 inches.
The club will accept $10 for medium-sized boxes of accessories and medium-sized items such as monitors, computers, and TVs up to 25 inches.
Larger equipment, such as TVs 26 inches or larger, will cost $15 to $20 per item for pickup.
Recyclables include items with electronic circuit boards—computers and TV’s—and everything that attaches to them, as well audio, phone and most office equipment. No appliances will be accepted.
In addition, the club will pick up batteries for an additional $5 ($10 for car batteries) for recycling at CWD for those already arranging for pickup of electronic equipment.
“We’ve picked up keyboards weighing less than a pound to console TVs weighing over 100 pounds,” said Stephens. “It’s great to know we’re helping residents with their heavy electronics, as well as keeping all those electronics out of the landfill.”
Useable equipment is donated to Habitat families, schools or nonprofits. Items that are not useable or sellable will be shipped to the Mainland for recycling. The e-cycling program guarantees responsible recycling of electronics byproducts.
This event will cover the Upcountry area only including Pä‘ia, Ha‘ikü, Makawao, Pukalani and Kula.
Call Melanie at 573-9260 to arrange for pickup in Makawao, Ha‘ikü and Pä‘ia. Call Claire at 298-2393 for Kula and Pukalani.
Date: Saturday, September 29th, 2012
Time: 8:00 am to 12:00 pm
Categories: Environmental Event
Location Specifics: Upcountry Maui: Kula, Pukalani, Makawao, Haiku, Paia
Contact: Debra Lordan
Phone: 808 280 9667