Monday, October 15, 2007

Volunteers collect thousands of lbs. of recyclables

Congrats to all who participated in the huge recycling event at Kaimuki High School on Saturday!

With a steady stream of cars passing through the parking lot from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., volunteers collected 45,000 pounds of scrap metal; 75 refrigerators; 10 air conditioners; a shipping container each of green waste and tires and 2 shipping containers of newspaper, cardboard and beverage containers; two truckloads of computers; dozens of cell phones and printer cartridges; 150 batteries; 500 telephone books; 20 gallons of cooking oil and lots of household items for Goodwill stores.

Speaker Say and Reps. Caldwell, Nishimoto, Saiki and Belatti and their office staff pitched in to help.

Proceeds go to Kaimuki High School, Kapahulu Center and Moiliili Community Center.

Look for more recycling events in your area at McKinley High School (11/10/07) and Kapolei High School (12/1/07).

Top photo: Rep. Caldwell adds a tire to the pile, making it look easy.

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