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Hawaii residents encouraged to recycle unwanted electronics

HONOLULU (KHNL) -  The University of Hawaii is asking residents to help reduce pollution by recycling their unwanted electronics.

The university is sponsoring Education & Government eWaste Days 2008, a free electronic waste recycling drive offering earth-friendly disposal of computers and other electronics equipment for Hawaii residents.

According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, discarded electronics totaled about two million tons but only about 15 to 20 percent of this was recycled. 

The recycling events take place on Saturday, October 25 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Residents may drive in to one of seven drop-off sites at University of Hawaii campuses on Oahu, Kauai, Maui and the Big Island, plus Kealakehe High School in Kailua-Kona.

All equipment collected will be processed on the mainland and recycled into commodity grade materials such as metals, plastics and glass.

For more information on items accepted or maps to drop-off sites, click on the eWaste Disposal Days link on this page.

 

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