Due to The Salvation Army’s bell-ringing donation drive, there will not be a county reuse drop-off in December. The program has been very successful, sending almost 100 tons of material to O‘ahu for reuse, which would have otherwise ended up in the landfill.
“The people of Kaua‘i want to do the right thing, and it shows,” said Mayor Derek Kawakami. “Your donation not only keeps good and useful items out of our landfill, but it also helps those most in need that The Salvation Army services.”
He encouraged everyone to visit local thrift stores, as many have reopened. If items are not accepted at thrift stores people can utilize the reuse cart in front of the Kaua‘i Resource Center on Ahukini Road near Lihu‘e Airport to drop off donations.
The reuse cart is available Monday through Friday from 7:45 a.m. to 4 p.m. The cart is for small donations only. For large donations, call the county Recycling Office to make appointments. The county cannot assist with unloading donations at these appointments, so it is recommended to bring help if unloading large items.
Please visit the county’s reuse page at kauai.gov/reuse to see list of local donation options, including home pick-up service. For more information or to make an appointment, call 241-4841.
Source: The Garden Island