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Maui's E-Cycling Program to Reopen August 5th

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Maui’s electronic recycling program should reopen August 5th after being closed for several weeks.

The program, run by Maui County’s Habitat for Humanity, accepts old electronic appliances that range from old television sets and DVD players to computers and electronic accessories.

The electronics are then properly packaged and sent to processing centers where hazardous waste like lead and cadmium can be recycled.

The operation is paid for in part by electronics manufacturers—which pay a recycling fee under a formula put together under state law.

But a couple of changes this year have been costly to Maui’s E-Cycling efforts, causing the program to be suspended.

Marty McMahon is the program manager.

McMahon says residents with electronic waste should continue to hold onto their material until the program is reopened.

On August 5th, the program will only accept computer parts and accessories such as: mice, keyboards, monitors and CPUs. It will then be closed for another month, and plans to be back in full operation when it reopens at the end of October.

McMahon would like to thank the county and community for its patience and understanding.

More information about the program, its hours and what it is accepting can be found at http://www.habitat-maui.org/.

Casey Harlow was an HPR reporter and occasionally filled in as local host of Morning Edition and All Things Considered.
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