E-Cycling to be suspended

The county’s electronics recycling program on Maui and Molokai will be suspended for five weeks beginning July 1 in order to implement new processing and Mainland shipping systems, the Department of Environmental Management has announced.

The program, which is managed by Habitat for Humanity Maui under a county grant, is expected to resume Aug. 5.

The E-Cycling program normally ships out one 40-foot container of Maui’s e-waste for recycling every week.

“The time is needed to redesign and establish new handling procedures, as well as implement new systems to get e-waste to new processors,” said Marty McMahon, Habitat’s E-Cycling program administrator.

All Maui and Molokai residents and businesses are asked to hold their e-waste until the facility reopens. E-Cycling event days on Lanai and in Hana are not scheduled in July. Televisions and computers cannot be put in refuse carts or taken to the landfills.

E-Cycling is the only facility in Maui County licensed by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to accept electronics for recycling.

Regular hours for the E-Cycling yard at 901 Lower Main St. in Wailuku are 2 to 6 p.m. Tuesdays and 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays.

Closure status and updated notifications can be heard on the E-Cycling Information line, 280-6460.

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