E-cycling of TVs on hold until October

County-sponsored program will still accept computers, keyboards, monitors and accessories

The Maui News

Electronic equipment such as computers, monitors, keyboards and mouse controllers will be accepted through Sept. 30 as part of the Maui County-sponsored E-Cycling, or electronics recycling program, according to an announcement.

Televisions won’t be accepted on Maui until another round of e-cycling begins Oct. 31, although Molokai and Lanai residents have no such restrictions. The next e-cycling event will accept all types of electronics for recycling on Maui.

“We’ve had to rearrange our schedule in the short term because the pounds of electronics recycled in Maui County has outstripped the pounds manufacturers must pay for in accordance with the state electronics recycling law,” said Marty McMahon, E-Cycling program manager for program sponsor Habitat for Humanity Maui.

In short, Maui has been overachieving in electronics recycling, McMahon said.

Habitat is located at 901 Lower Main St. in Wailuku.

Habitat is the yearly recipient of a county recycling grant. In fiscal 2018, the grant amount is $152,100. E-waste processors pay all shipping costs, more than $300,000 per year, and there is no charge to the county to process e-waste.

When the program is not accepting electronics for e-cycling, people should not dump materials at drop-off locations.

“Dumped e-waste is an eyesore for the community and a health and safety hazard for everyone,” the announcement said. “The county could also be fined.”

“The county has provided free e-cycling for eight years for the benefit of Maui, Molokai and Lanai residents and businesses,” McMahon said. “We ship off one 40-foot container every we-k, at a minimum. Full restoration of services is just a few months away, and until then, we ask everyone to be patient.”

Current information on e-cycling dates, hours and types of electronics accepted are available by calling 280-6460 or visiting and the Habitat for Humanity website at www.habitat-maui.org. For general recycling information, call 270-7880 or visit www.mauicounty.gov/recycle.

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