Our Kaka‘ako, Waterfront Plaza, Surfrider Foundation, and Bottles4College invite you to join us at the Mālama ‘Āina Community Cleanup on Saturday, April 15. It’s our kūleana (responsibility) to do our part to mālama ʻāina (care for the land) in honor of Earth Month while we enjoy a morning of fresh air, sunshine, and doing good in our neighborhood!
ʻAʻohe hana nui ke alu ʻia. – No task is too big when done together by all.
Walk-ins will be accepted on the day of, but you’ll have to register onsite.
Please come prepared for spending the morning outdoors! We recommend bringing:
Water in a reusable bottle
Sunglasses or protective eyewear
Cleanup supplies, such as gloves and trash grabbers, if you prefer to use your own
- Check in or register at The Barn at SALT at Our Kaka‘ako.
- Pick up a map, biodegradable trash bag, and reusable gloves.
- Pick up a complimentary coffee or snack provided by the Surfrider Foundation and free refillable aluminum water bottle provided by Waiākea Hawaiian Volcanic Water.
9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
- Clean up the neighborhood! Please put any recyclable beverage containers you find in a Bottles4College collection bag.
- Drop off collected trash, recyclables, and cleanup supplies at the Surfrider Foundation and Bottles4College tents in Mother Waldron Park on the corner of Cooke and Pohukaina Street.
- Pick up a complimentary snack bag with goodies from One-2Buy at the park as well.
- Head back to The Barn to pick up water and snacks if you haven’t already.
11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Visit participating Our Kaka‘ako restaurants during Mālama Lunch Hour to receive special deals! Just let them know you volunteered at the cleanup.
All of the bottles and cans picked up during the cleanup will go to Bottles4College! The nonprofit collects the recyclable redemption fees to award scholarships for local keiki to go to college. If you’re interested in supporting, the organization accepts recyclables at drop-off depots as well as donations. You can also volunteer with them.