E-Cycling on Molokai halted

The E-Cycling program at Molokai’s Naiwa Landfill will be closed until Jan. 2 due to changes in the e-waste market, the county said.

E-Cycling is the county-sponsored electronics recycling program. Changes to the e-waste market, which involves collecting, shipping and processing electronic equipment, such as computers, monitors, printers and TVs, are the cause of the closure.

“E-waste markets have changed and immediately affect how e-waste can cost-effectively be collected and shipped from Molokai to be processed on the Mainland,” said Kevin Collins, owner of E-Cycling Maui and the county’s new E-Cycling program contractor.

Until the center reopens, people can choose to hold items or dispose of them at the landfill.

For up-to-date E-Cycling information, call the E-Cycling hotline at (808) 280-6460.