Recycling event in Haiku

Malama Maui Nui (Community Work Day) will hold its monthly Malama ‘Aina recycling event from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday at the front parking lot of the Haiku Community Center.

Organization road crew and volunteers will accept scrap metal, bicycles, appliances, lawn mowers, cooking oil, cellular phones, household batteries, vehicle batteries, printers, ink cartridges, electronics, computers, laptops, televisions, HI-5 recyclables, telephone books, newspapers, magazines, cardboard, used eye-glasses, hearing aids, books, DVDs, clothing, non-HI-5 glass, plastic, aluminum recyclables and other household items. There is a suggested $5 fee to drop off regular-sized (or smaller) vehicle tires.

Items NOT accepted include motor oil, hazardous fluids, green waste, furniture, propane tanks, paint and vehicles; paper shredding also will not be available.

Residents are encouraged to bring a nonperishable donation for Feed My Sheep, a mobile food distribution program for Maui families and individuals in need.

Partners for this month’s Malama ‘Aina include the Haiku Community Center, Hammerhead Metals, Maui Friends of the Library, The Lions Club, Intrade Corporation, ARC of Maui, Savers, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Pacific Biodiesel, Maui Disposal, Aloha Waste, Habitat for Humanity-Maui, Pukalani Superette, and the Maui County Department of Environmental Management.

For more information on the types of items accepted at Malama ‘Aina recycling events, call 877-2524 or visit