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Rotary Club Offers E-Cycling Pickup Service to Upcountry Residents

August 27, 2014
Debra Lordan , Maui Weekly

The Rotary Club of Upcountry Maui is holding another television and computer e-cycling event on Saturday, Sept. 6, from 8 a.m. to noon.

The Rotary club will pick up unwanted electronic equipment for a small donation, while giving Upcountry residents the opportunity to support the organization's scholarships and leadership training for Maui students, and other community projects. This is the third year of these pickups.

Upcountry Rotarians, with the cooperation of the Maui County Electronics Recycling Program, will pick up equipment and deliver it to Habitat for Humanity's Re-Store Warehouse in Wailuku for refurbishment or recycling. If a computer is refurbished, the hard drive is wiped clean.

The club requests a donation of $5 each for small boxes of accessories and small items such as keyboards, speakers, laptops and small TVs up to 19 inches.

The club will accept $10 for medium-sized boxes of accessories and medium-sized items such as monitors, computers, and TVs up to 25 inches.

Larger equipment, such as TVs 26 inches or larger, will cost $15 to $20 per item for pickup.

Recyclables include items with electronic circuit boards-computers and TV's-and everything that attaches to them, as well audio, phone and most office equipment. No appliances will be accepted.

In addition, the club will pick up cell phones, printer cartridges and batteries for an additional donation ($10 for car batteries) for recycling at Malama Maui Nui for those already arranging for pickup of electronic equipment.

Usable equipment is donated to Habitat families, schools or nonprofits. Items that are not usable or sell-able will be shipped to the Mainland for recycling. The e-cycling program guarantees responsible recycling of electronics byproducts.

This event will cover the Upcountry area only, including P'ia, Ha'ik, Makawao, Pukalani and Kula.

To arrange for pickup, call Island Support at 244-9909. Mention "Rotary E-Cycling" before leaving your name, address, phone number and a description of the items to be picked up.



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