Hawai‘i’s Education & Government eWaste Disposal Days 2012 electronics recycling event was completed on Saturday, October 27. Recycling opportunities are no longer available through the program. If you are searching for information concerning recycling of ewaste consider the following options:
UNIVERSITY OF HAWAI'I (UH) EQUIPMENT
The Quarterly University of Hawai‘i eWaste Pick-up Program is designed for recyling of UH ewaste equipment ONLY; no personal or public equipment accepted. Visit the program's webpage for links to representatives on each campus who will arrange for palletizing and shipment of UH ewaste. You are encouraged to advertise UH equipment for reuse on the UH Electronic Swap Meet prior to recycling. All equipment must be processed per the Disposal Guidelines For Unused UH Computer Equipment.
HAWAI‘I DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION (HDOE) EQUIPMENT
If you are looking for information concerning disposal or recycling of HDOE ewaste you should refer to the HDOE homepage.
Visit one of these Hawai‘i county websites for information concerning recycling options in your area:
Hawai'i's Education & Government eWaste Disposal Days 2012 was a statewide ecycling effort that provided a 3-day opportunity for free earth-friendly disposal of computers and other unwanted electronics by educational institutions (public/private schools or universities), City, County, State or Federal/Military branches, small to medium sized businesses (of less than 100 employees), and non-profit organizations; along with a 1-day collection from Hawai'i households. The University of Hawai'i (UH) facilitated the program, with participation by the Hawai'i Department of Education (HDOE); recycling and disposal services were provided courtesy of Apple.
There were seven drop off sites on the campuses of the John A. Burns School of Medicine, Leeward Community College, and Windward Community College on Oahu; UH at Hilo and Kealakehe High School on Hawai'i Island; and one each at Kaua‘i Community College and U of H Maui College.
The actual total collected in 2012 will not be determined until all shipping containers are unloaded at the recycling center in California; however statewide 38 containers were filled amounting to approximately 855,000 pounds.
Amounts collected to date through Hawai‘i’s Education & Government eWaste Disposal Days program have been 51 containers comprising 1.2 million pounds of electronics in 2006; 2008's total amounted to 1.75 million pounds of waste; in 2010 1.3 million pounds were shipped for recycling. The 4-event total comes to slightly over 5 million pounds of equipment shipped to certified centers for environmentally safe recycling.
|OCTOBER 25 AND 26 WERE FOR BUSINESS, EDUCATION, AND INSTITUTIONAL COLLECTION|
|OCTOBER 27 WAS FOR COLLECTION FROM HAWAII HOUSEHOLDS
1,534 VEHICLES WERE UNLOADED STATEWIDE
|EWASTE WAS DELIVERED IN MANY DIFFERENT WAYS|
|A WIDE RANGE OF EQUIPMENT WAS RECYCLED ALONG WITH COMPUTERS|
|EWASTE WAS SORTED, PALLETIZED, AND FILLED A TOTAL OF 38 SHIPPING CONTAINERS|
MAHALO TO EVERYONE WHO PARTICIPATED IN THE PROGRAM AND RECYCLED IN A RESPONSIBLE AND EARTH-FRIENDLY PROCESS!