Recycling event today

The Malama ‘Aina Recycling Event at Hope Chapel in Kihei from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. today will be collecting recyclables, including appliances, cooking oil and electronics.

The event at 300 Welakahao Road is being staged by the nonprofit Community Work Day – Malama Maui Nui.

Residents will be able to recycle old household items that may be considered trash but could be reused or recycled in an environmentally responsible way, a news release about the event said. The event is held once a month in different areas of the county.

Items to be accepted include scrap metal, bicycles, appliances, lawn mowers, cooking oil, cellphones, household batteries, vehicle batteries, printer cartridges, computers, electronics, HI-5 recyclables, telephone books, magazines, used eye glasses, hearing aids, books, DVDs, clothing and other household items.

Motor oil, hazardous fluids, green waste and vehicles will not be accepted. Paper shredding also will not be available.

Newspaper, cardboard, nonHI-5 glass, plastic and aluminum recyclables may be taken to the Redemption Center across the street.

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

Partners collaborating with Community Work Day are Hammerhead Metals, Maui Friends of the Library, Lions Club, Intrade Corp., ARC of Maui, Savers, Habitat for Humanity, Maui Ecycling, Pacific Biodiesel and the county Department of Environmental Management.

For more information or to volunteer, contact Community Work Day by phone at 877-2524, by email at or the website

Community Work Day – Malama Maui Nui is a nonprofit, established in 1991. Its mission is to beautify and maintain the county’s environment.