Not going to the landfill

Not going to the landfill

LIHU‘E — There have been 69 automobiles with donations to The Salvation Military Grownup Rehabilitation Heart throughout the first two hours of opening Friday on the Kaua‘i Useful resource Heart on Ahukini Highway.

“It’s been fairly regular,” mentioned David Chung, on-site supervisor of the ARC group accumulating donations. “Sixty-nine automobiles is about par. Final month’s assortment, we noticed 340 automobiles.”

The month-to-month assortment is open to residents, companies and different organizations ready to usher in undesirable or unneeded gadgets, together with clothes, small furnishings, kids’s toys, books and sneakers.

Shantal Rego of the county Division of Public Works Recycling Workplace mentioned individuals have to test with island thrift shops earlier than bringing gadgets to the donation web site.

“We take nearly every thing,” Chung mentioned, stating an electrical bicycle that sat off to 1 aspect of the storage bin. “Simply no usher in gasoline or oil.”

The one-day assortment joins different items and are shipped to O‘ahu, the place they profit the Honolulu ARC no-fee program. These are gadgets that with out the donation program or thrift outlets would find yourself within the landfill, or accumulate to turn into fall hazards or fireplace hazards within the house.

“We’re all a part of this system,” Chung mentioned. “The Salvation Military Grownup Rehabilitation Heart helps males with drug and alcohol issues. We’re not funded by the state or authorities, and it’s free for males who’ve issues.”

For greater than 100 years, The Salvation Military’s Grownup Rehabilitation Facilities have provided religious, emotional and social help to those that have misplaced the flexibility to deal with their issues and supply for themselves.

The free applications present housing, meals, counseling, neighborhood and rehabilitation providers whereas serving to males work towards in the end combating the basis causes of extended alcohol and drug dependence.

Through the month-to-month donations, ARC additionally provides pickup providers from thrift shops and companies solely. By calling 241-4195, the knowledge might be forwarded to the ARC for the following month-to-month pickup.

The following ARC reuse assortment is Friday, Nov. 6 from 8 a.m. to three p.m. on the Kaua‘i Useful resource Heart, situated adjoining to the Reynolds Hawai‘i recycling heart and the Lihu‘e Refuse Switch Station.

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Dennis Fujimoto, workers author and photographer, may be reached at 245-0453 or dfujimoto@thegardenisland.com.