POSTED: 8:07 p.m. HST, Oct 16, 2011
Residents and businesses on Kauai can drop off unneeded electronic items at an e-waste recycling event this week in Lihue.
The two-day event will be held in the Vidinha Stadium parking lot on Friday for businesses and Saturday for residents. It will be open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day.
Among the items that will be accepted are computers, fax machines, monitors, printers, stereo equipment and televisions. There is no charge.
“It’s important for all of us to divert as much waste as possible from our landfill in order to preserve precious landfill space and manage potentially harmful items,” Mayor Bernard Carvalho Jr. said.
Items collected will be shipped to Total Reclaim, a Seattle electronics recycling firm.
For more information, go to www.kauai.gov/recycling or call the County Recycling Office at 241-4841.