In response to the growing need for a permanent collection site for unwanted electronics commonly known as eWaste, Kauai county officials have set up an eWaste program at the Kaua'i Resource Center on designated days each month.
Residents and businesses can now drop-off obsolete or unwanted electronic products at KRC on the second Friday and Saturday of the month between 7:45 a.m. and 4:15 p.m.
“We started the new eWaste recycling service in partnership with T&N Recycling Services last weekend and were very pleased with the steady flow of customers,” said Allison Fraley, Solid Waste program development coordinator.
Kal?heo resident Ron Hill was one of the first to take advantage of the new recycling service. He brought in a printer that had recently stopped working.
“I think it’s great that we now have a place where we can take unwanted electronics for recycling,” said Hill, adding that he was also glad that he was able to recycle old batteries at the same convenient location.
Mayor Bernard Carvalho, Jr., who visited the Kaua'i Resource Center on the first day the new eWaste service was offered, expressed his delight with the public’s response.
“I am very pleased that our residents and businesses are disposing their electronics in a responsible manner,” said the mayor. “By bringing their eWaste to the new collection site, they are protecting our landfill by keeping toxic waste out and preserving our resources for future generations.”
For a complete list of what electronic items are accepted for recycling in the county’s eWaste Program, please go to the county website, www.kauai.gov/recycling, or call the County Recycling Office at 241-4841.