Sony, ERI, T&N and Kōkua Hawaiʻi Foundation Team for Free E-Waste Recycling Event in Hawaii

Honolulu, Hawaii – January 3th, 2023 –Sony Electronics Inc. working in partnership with the Kōkua Hawaiʻi Foundation, ERI (the nation’s leading recycler of electronics and cybersecurity-focused hardware destruction company) and T&N (Hawaii’s leading e-waste collection company); are joining forces this weekend to provide Hawaii residents with a convenient way to responsibly recycle unwanted consumer electronics. The “3Rs School Recycling Drive” will take place at Waialae Elementary School.  

Residents will be able to take their unwanted electronic items (along with scrap metals, cooking oils in sealed containers, renovation materials and Hi-5 aluminum cans, plastic bottles and glass bottles) and recycle them for free on Saturday, January 7th from 9am until 11am at Waialae Elementary School, 1045 19th Ave, Honolulu, HI 96816 (Map).

The event offers local residents an opportunity to give new life to old, unwanted, electronic equipment in an environmentally sound, and responsible manner that is free, convenient and secure. Sony is committed to ensuring that the electronics materials collected are managed efficiently and to the highest standards of environmental responsibility and allows area residents to help the environment and contribute to a more sustainable future.

To encourage consumers to take advantage of this recycling event, one-day admission tickets to the Sony Open golf tournament, January 12th – 15th, will be available to the first 100 participants donating acceptable electronic items.  The 2023 Sony Open will be the 25th anniversary of Sony sponsoring the annual PGA tournament.  The community-wide charity event provides the opportunity to showcase and raise awareness of sustainability with attendees and the local community on the importance of reducing the tournaments environmental footprint to protect, conserve and minimize the impact on Hawaii’s natural environment and resources. The community recycling event is just one sustainability initiative incorporated into the 2023 event.

By recycling old electronic products responsibly, useful materials such as glass, plastic and metal can be reused to manufacture new products.  We encourage consumers to take advantage of this opportunity to dispose of unwanted electronics in an environmentally responsible manner.”

“It is an honor to provide an event to benefit the good people of Hawaii,” said John Shegerian, Chairman and CEO of ERI. “The work we will be doing on January 7th will prevent unwanted electronics from ending up in landfills, while providing a convenient way for people to de-clutter after the holidays! Sony has always been an impactful leader when it comes to sustainability issues, and this event is a great example of that. We are proud to be partnering with them yet again for this important event.”

Acceptable electronic items for the free recycling event:

All TVs, computers, printers, scanners, monitors, large toner cartridges, laptops, game systems, cameras, cell phones, cables and cords.

Unacceptable Items

Smart boards, microwaves, fans, vacuums, blenders, large printer & copier machines.




About Sony Electronics

Headquartered in San Diego, Sony Electronics is a leading provider of audio/video electronics and information technology products for the consumer and professional markets. Operations include research and development, engineering, sales, marketing, distribution, and customer service.

About Sony Open in Hawaii

Each January the Sony Open in Hawaii attracts 144 of the world's greatest golf professionals to the Waialae Country Club on the island of Oahu. The event is the largest charity golf event in Hawaii.  With a significant start of generating $256,000 for 43 charities in 1999, tournament charity proceeds is now $1.2 million annually benefiting more than 100 not-for-profit organizations each year and has raised $23 million total for over 350 local not-for-profits. 

About ERI

ERI is the largest fully integrated IT and electronics asset disposition provider and cybersecurity-focused hardware destruction company in the United States. ERI is certified at the highest level by all leading environmental and data security oversight organizations to de-manufacture, recycle, and refurbish every type of electronic device in an environmentally responsible manner. It is the first and only company in its industry to achieve SOC 2 certification for security and data protection. ERI has the capacity to process more than a billion pounds of electronic waste annually at its eight certified locations, serving every zip code in the United States. ERI’s mission is to protect people, the planet and privacy. For more information about e-waste recycling and ERI, call 1-800-ERI-DIRECT or visit