County to hold recycling event for Lanai residents

By Paul Ploumis

A white goods, metals and e-waste collection event will be held for Lanai residents at the Pulama Lanai Fleet Yard from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, the county Department of Environmental Management announced.

Residents may drop off their items including refrigerators, freezers, stoves, washers, dryers, water heaters, air conditioning units, tires, batteries, household appliances, metal, propane tanks, TVs, computers, printers, copiers and monitors. Household drop-off is free; business and commercial accounts will be charged a fee.

Residents should be prepared to unload their own items. Staff will be available to assist with large items that require a forklift.

Maui County will also be towing a limited quantity of junk cars in partnership with Pulama Lanai through Friday. The Pulama Lanai Facilities Office will offer a vehicle disposal form that must be turned in to the office by Friday. To be towed or collected, all vehicles must be free of trash and debris. To request a form, or for more information on junk vehicle disposal, call (808) 565-3974.

For more information about metals recycling, call Refrigerant Recycling Inc. at (808) 351-3504.

For information about electronics recycling, call the county e-cycling hotline at (808) 280-6460.

For more information about the Saturday collection event, call the county Abandoned Vehicles and Metals Office at (808) 270-6102.