We've always been disappointed about Hawaii not having a more robust recycling program. Our Chicagoland neighborhood accepted almost everything. Our Hawaii recycling program only collects newsprint and cardboard for its paper products. The Honolulu Star Advertiser reported on this Hagadone recycling place. Sounds pretty good. Now we have a place to drop off all our telephone books, magazines and glossy paper. Yae!
As a service to the community of Honolulu, we also accept telephone books for recycling. The drop-off location is our plant at 274 Puuhale Road. Look for the “Drive-up, Drop-off” banner during business hours, 8am to 5pm (please call ahead at 847-5310 to let us know you’re coming), or the 2nd Saturday of every month from 8am to 12-noon. Your phone books will be shredded, baled and shipped back to the mill, where your old books will be re-purposed into new paper.
Note: Businesses and Government Agencies will be charged $50 per ton for shredding and recycling drop-offs.
We accept glossy magazines, catalogs, brochures, mailers, and phone books.
IMPORTANT, please remove:
• Magnets on Phones Books • Hardback Covers • Rubberbands • Metal & Spiral Bindings
• Carbon paper • Photographs • Blueprints • Shrink Wrap • Adhesives (labels, post-its, stamps, tape).
Staples are OK, but all other metals must be removed to avoid shredder jamming.
Monday 8am to 5pm
Tuesday 8am to 5pm
Wednesday 8am to 5pm
Thursday 8am to 5pm
Friday 8am to 5pm
Second Saturday of each Month 8am to Noon
Or, drop-off at any Lex Brodie’s (during regular business hours):
Honolulu 701 Queen St., Honolulu 96813
Pearlridge 98-115 Kamehameha Hwy, Aiea 96701
Waipahu 94-169 Farrington Hwy. Waipahu 96797
Kalihi 333 Kalihi St., Honolulu 96819
Kaneohe 46-158 Malina Pl., Kaneohe 96744
I understand the GOP is dismantling ex House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's composting program. Unfortunately that program wasn't working out too well according to the article.
Still, it was sad when Jimmy Carter set up solar panels to heat water at the White House and Ronald Reagan dismantling it because it wasn't classy looking. I understand that President Obama is being encouraged to install solar panels again as a commitment to renewable energy. The latest I've heard is that they will go up this year.
I really feel the U.S. needs to work toward Reducing, Reusing and Recycling!!!