Schnitzer Steel leads recycling push in Hawaii

The recycling drive will accept everything from scrap metal to old computers, documents for shredding, batteries, paper, glass, used cooking oil, clothing and household items, printer cartridges and used appliances.

The recycling drive will accept everything from scrap metal to old computers.

Schnitzer Steel Hawaii Corp. is partnering with the Kokua Hawaii Foundation and eight local recycling companies to bring back the Aloha Aina Recycling Drives starting Saturday on Oahu.

The companies — Schnitzer Steel, T & N Computer Recycling, Access Information Management, Interstate Batteries, RRR Recycling Services Hawaii, Pacific Biodiesel, Goodwill Industries, InTrade Corp. and Refrigerant Recycling Inc. — will accept everything from scrap metal to old computers, documents for shredding, batteries, paper, glass, used cooking oil, clothing and household items, printer cartridges and used appliances.

The Kokua Hawaii Foundation was founded by musician Jack Johnson and his wife, Kim, in 2003.

”Since 2003, Kokua Hawaii Foundation’s 3R’s School Recycling Program has been supporting in-class recycling and engaging student leaders in educating their school communities on the 3R’s: reducing, reusing and recycling,” Kim Johnson, executive director of the Kokua Hawai Foundation, said in a statement. “We are honored to bring back the Aloha Aina Recycling Drives as an opportunity for Oahu students, educators, and residents to practice their 3R’s while directing funds back to their local schools.”

The recycling drive will be held at Niu Valley Middle School on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

From Pacific Business News.

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