Recycling event in Central Maui

Malama Maui Nui will hold its next Malama ‘Aina recycling event from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Maui, Central Club, 100 Kanaloa Ave., Kahului.

Residents can drop off their unwanted items for reuse, recycling, or proper disposal by partner organizations. Items will only be accepted during event hours.

MMN road crew and volunteers will accept scrap metal, bicycles, appliances (working or not), lawn mowers, cooking oil, cellular phones, household batteries, vehicle batteries, telephone books, magazines, used eyeglasses, hearing aids, books, DVDs, reusable household items and clothing. There is a suggested $5 fee to drop off regular-sized (or smaller) vehicle tires.

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

In a change from previous recycling events, ecycling items must now be taken directly to Habitat for Humanity at 901 Lower Main St., Wailuku, between 8 a.m. and 1 p.m. Saturday. This includes computers, monitors, televisions, laptops and their accessories, printers, copiers, scanners, cameras and game consoles.

Residents will also be asked to take their glass, plastics #1 and #2, aluminum, cardboard, and newspapers directly to the nearby Kahului Recycling Center on Wahinepio Road and Cameron Way beside the University of Hawaii Maui College campus.

Items never accepted at Malama ‘Aina recycling events include motor oil, hazardous fluids, green waste, furniture, propane tanks and vehicles. Paper shredding will not be available.

Malama Maui Nui organizes Malama ‘Aina recycling events periodically at different locations throughout Maui County to encourage reuse and recycling as alternatives to the trash can, thereby alleviating pressure on county landfills.

Partners for the Malama ‘Aina recycling events include Boys & Girls Clubs of Maui, Hammerhead Metals, Maui Friends of the Library, The Lions Club, Intrade Corp., ARC of Maui, Savers, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Pacific Biodiesel, 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