SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - America Recycles Day is Nov. 15, and all U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii Soldiers, residents, civilians and supported units are encouraged to drop off their recyclables at the Kaena Community Center, here, from 9-2 p.m.

Recycling helps sustain our mission and meet our installation strategic goals of 50-percent reduction in our municipal solid waste. Recycling also benefits the installation monetarily. Proceeds from the sale of recyclable materials are credited back to our installation's recycling program, and some of the funds may be used to sponsor family events.

I ask that you lead by example.

Help promote conservation practices and limit the initial amount of disposable material coming onto our installation. Buy products made with recycled materials, and make our recycling program bigger and better by recycling all that you can.

I encourage everyone to support this national campaign by participating in this event organized by the Directorate of Public Works, Environmental Division.

During the event, people will be able to recycle computers, printers and monitors (no government property); cooking oil; cellular phones; printer cartridges; used eyeglasses; used hearing aids; plastic bottles and caps; newspapers; plastic bags; telephone books; magazines; batteries of all kinds; cardboard egg cartons and trays; usable clothing and household items; white paper; glass; aluminum; and incandescent lights. Two light bulbs may be exchanged for two compact fluorescent light bulbs, per person.

Also, free shredding of documents is available from 9 a.m.-noon.

DPW will not accept air conditioning units, appliances, fire extinguishers, hazardous waste of any kind, microwaves, motor oil, paints, scrap metal and tires.

For more information, call 808-656-5411 or e-mail <a href="mailto:marcus.brundage@us.army.mil:>marcus.brundage@us.army.mil</a>. For more information on America Recycles Day, visit <a href="http://www.americarecyclesday.org">www.americarecyclesday.org</a>.

Page last updated Fri July 22nd, 2011 at 12:16