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President's Message (Arlene Ellis)
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Don't Just Sit There
Pilot Recycling Program to Begin at Selected Schools
Bill of Rights Bicentennial to be Remembered
Membership Update
Initiative Forum

Pilot Recycling Program to Begin at Selected Schools

The Honolulu City/County Recycling Department has begun a pilot program of drop-off centers at some schools. The recycling containers resemble small white buildings on wheels. On two sides of the container are four openings with cupboard-like doors. Each opening is for a separate recyclable material with instructions printed on the outside. The containers may be used 24 hours a day but since most are in school parking lots it is advisable lo use them when school is not in session. Schools will provide bags to store materials and carry them to the drop off center.

Acceptable materials are: Aluminum Cans -- Rinse and if possible, flatten. Glass bottles and jars, clear, green or brown -- Remove lids and corks, and rinse. Labels need not be removed. Seal in paper or plastic bag. Plastic soda bottles and milk jugs -- rinse, remove caps, flatten if possible. Newspapers --Remove glossies. Do not include other paper or rubber bands.

Participating schools are: Haleiwa Elementary, Hauula Elementary, Honolulu Waldorf School, Kaaawa Elementary, Aliiolani Elementary, Kahala Elementary, McKinley High School, Wahiawa Elementary, Blanche Pope Elementary, Punahou School, Kahuku High School, Laie Elementary, Manoa Elementary, Mauka Lani Elementary, Waimalu Elementary, Pearlridge Elementary, Sunset Beach Elementary, Wilson Elementary, Kanoelani Elementary, and Roosevelt High School.

The containers were specially designed for this project. After a time the program will be evaluated to see if there should be changes in the design. Eventually, more containers will be ordered and the program expanded.

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