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Spring Cleaning! Upcountry Rotary Offers E-Cycling & Battery Pickup

May 9, 2013
The Maui Weekly

The Rotary Club of Upcountry Maui will hold a television and computer e-cycling event on Saturday, May 18, from 8 a.m. to noon.

The Rotary club will pick up unwanted electronic equipment for a small donation, while giving Upcountry residents the opportunity to support the organization's scholarships and leadership training for Maui students, and other community projects. This is the third year of these pickups.

Upcountry Rotarians, with the cooperation of the Maui County Electronics Recycling Program, will pick up equipment and deliver it to Habitat for Humanity's Re-Store warehouse in Wailuku for refurbishment or recycling.

The club requests a donation of $5 each for small boxes of accessories and small items such as keyboards, speakers, laptops and small TVs up to 19 inches.

The club will accept $10 for medium-sized boxes of accessories and medium-sized items such as monitors, computers and TVs up to 25 inches.

TVs 26 inches or larger will cost $15 to $20 per item for pickup.

Recyclables include items with electronic circuit boards-computers and TVs--and everything that attaches to them--as well audio, phone and most office equipment. No appliances will be accepted.

In addition, the club will pick up batteries for an additional $5 ($10 for car batteries) for recycling at Community Work Day for those already arranging for pickup of electronic equipment.

"It's great to know we're helping residents with their heavy electronics and keeping all those electronics out of the landfill," said Upcountry Rotary Community Service Director Melanie Stephens. "This project is our signature 'green' project."

Useable equipment is donated to Habitat families, schools or nonprofits. Items that are not useable or sellable will be shipped to the Mainland for recycling.

This event will cover the Upcountry area only including Pa'ia, Ha'iku, Makawao, Pukalani and Kula.

To arrange for pickup, Kula and Pukalani residents should call 298-2393. Makawao, Pa'ia and Ha'iku residents should call 573-9260.



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