Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Keeping Maui Green





   Over the past several years, 5A Rent-A-Space has increased our commitment to creating a smaller carbon footprint in our communities by installing solar panels on our buildings and hosting monthly recycling events. In 2015, 5A Rent-A-Space Lahaina partnered with the Rotary Club of Lahaina Sunset, Malama Maui Nui and the Lahaina Cannery Mall to create the "Go Green Third Saturday Recycling" program. On the third Saturday of each month, between the hours of 9:00am – 12:00pm volunteers from the Rotary Club of Lahaina Sunset and 5A Rent-A-Space meet in the parking lot of the Lahaina Cannery Mall to collect items to be recycled by local residents. Through this monthly program, we have assisted 1,828 residents and visitors to divert recyclables from the Maui Landfill.
The following statistics are staggering when we consider the small group of volunteers who have put in over 450 hours to keep Maui Green.
 
During the past year, our Go Green Third Saturday Recycling program has recycled the following: 
  • 689 appliances including refrigerators, stoves, dishwashers, washers, dryers, etc.
  • 72,960 pounds of scrap metal
  • 1,888 pieces of E-waste including televisions, computers, monitors, etc. (thanks to 5A for handling all E-waste)
  • 27,288 pounds of "traditional" recyclables including paper, plastic, glass, aluminum, etc.
  • 4,925 household batteries and 132 vehicle batteries
  •  235 vehicle tires