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Where to dispose of trash?

Posted by Dennis on Tuesday, 15 October 2019, at 5:34 p.m.
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Not just me, but it seems many people are wondering that, now that the County will no longer allow paper (except brown paper bags), cardboard (except corrugated boxes), any and all plastic, or any glass containers except beer and wine bottles, to be disposed of at any refuse transfer stations ("dumps") on the island, where exactly are we supposed to dispose of it? Does the County really think that the stores and restaurants are going to stop selling any products in plastic containers, glass containers except beer and wine bottles, and paper except for brown paper? The County proclamation says that all such items must be disposed of "elsewhere" without suggesting where such "elsewhere" sites may be found. All off these materials are prohibited at the rubbish bins where only rotted groceries are allowed. Never mind that I've seen furniture, construction materials, motors, pumps, and even a cut-up car thrown into rubbish bins, while the County employee(s) watch passively. Searching the internet for alternative legal disposal sites in West Hawaii yields zero results. One has to wonder whether the County's newfound "Let's all decorate the highway with trash" policy is related to the fact that all the Hilo trash will soon begin being trucked to Kona. No matter how you look at it, no one will disagree that the word "Environment" needs to be removed from the department supposedly overseeing County trash disposal. Possibly, "Pollution," "Bird Death," or "Fish Death" would be more appropriate.


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    Sherry B -- Saturday, 19 October 2019, at 12:19 p.m.

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