Curbside program grows - Hawaii News

Curbside program grows - Hawaii News

There are 9 comments on the Honolulu Star-Bulletin story from Mar 22, 2009, titled Curbside program grows - Hawaii News. In it, Honolulu Star-Bulletin reports that:

An expanding curbside collection program is making it easy for residents, but the companies collecting the castoffs are struggling financially STORY SUMMARY READ THE FULL STORY It's getting easier for local residents who want to recycle, with curbside collection carts arriving at households in Pearl City, Waipio and Wahiawa in preparation for an ...

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Worker

Hilo, HI

#1 Mar 22, 2009
Repeal the bottle tax. This is nothing but organized theft.
Kalanaka

Irving, TX

#2 Mar 22, 2009
A textile recycling program would further reduce landfill costs and generate additional income.

Since: Mar 08

Aiea, HI

#3 Mar 22, 2009
Sure not much news today.
John W Bienko

Ottawa, Canada

#4 Mar 22, 2009
The Green Box Recycling Program is a BOONDOGGLE.
The cost/benefit studies have clearly reported there is NO real benefit to society. The news report agrees.
Here in Ottawa Canada a local entrepreneur provides free worms and advice to homeowners. The worms are about 3 inches long and will devour vegetable and fruit waste and newspapers.. and convert the garbage into perfect natural black earth. The black earth has all the nutritive substances to nourish lawns, gardens and trees.
No Green Box necessary. Saving millions of dollars for the taxpayer.
Char Siu Bao Girl

AOL

#6 Mar 22, 2009
Right on!!!!!!!!
CWD

Hilo, HI

#7 Mar 22, 2009
And don't forget that O`ahu taxpayers will be spending $17.5 million -$7.5 this fiscal year which will roll over to the next fiscal year along with an additional $10 million infusion of taxpayer dollars - during the next 16 months to ship our garbage across the North Pacific Ocean to put into a landfill in Washington State where the trash will be converted to methane gas to sell to utilities there to generate electricity. O`ahu gets no income from the sales.

Shipping our trash will avoid having to deal with it here on O`ahu as well keep Leeward O`ahu from having to be the home of both private & municipal landfills.

In the meantime, property taxes and fees will go up to deal with the City's budgetary deficits. However, the shipping decision is more important than tax & fee increases.

The City claims that eventually when recycling goes into effect and H0Power's third boiler is in full operation and a new landfill is opened up in Kapa`a Valley in Windward O`ahu mauka of Kawainui Marsh, then shipping trash might be halted.
kailuaresident

Kaneohe, HI

#8 Mar 22, 2009
CWD wrote:
And don't forget that O`ahu taxpayers will be spending $17.5 million -$7.5 this fiscal year which will roll over to the next fiscal year along with an additional $10 million infusion of taxpayer dollars - during the next 16 months to ship our garbage across the North Pacific Ocean to put into a landfill in Washington State where the trash will be converted to methane gas to sell to utilities there to generate electricity. O`ahu gets no income from the sales.
Shipping our trash will avoid having to deal with it here on O`ahu as well keep Leeward O`ahu from having to be the home of both private & municipal landfills.
In the meantime, property taxes and fees will go up to deal with the City's budgetary deficits. However, the shipping decision is more important than tax & fee increases.
The City claims that eventually when recycling goes into effect and H0Power's third boiler is in full operation and a new landfill is opened up in Kapa`a Valley in Windward O`ahu mauka of Kawainui Marsh, then shipping trash might be halted.
This is shibai. There is no plan to reopen the Winward landfill. the City wants Waimanalo gulch extended by 15 years..
Justme

Honolulu, HI

#9 Mar 22, 2009
No, it does not make sense. Recycling COSTS money. Hawaii wants to tax us into oblivion. We're getting the stupid rail that most of us either won't use and/or don't believe enough drivers are going to use it to help us by clearing the roadways a bit.

We are slowly entering Depression econdomically. Crime will rise when we are in one. Our leaders lack the common sense to put money into SECURITY cams all over island, instead of spending BILLIONS on rail.

We will recycle if forced to, not because we agree it's good for the aina. We will pay our taxes because forced to and pray to be able to leave this Taxation state for greener $$ pastures.
CWD

Hilo, HI

#10 Mar 24, 2009
Part of my work at a local non-profit is dealing with solid waste issues. I track every piece of legislation along with judicial decisions at both the city and state levels of government as well as federal, state and local administrative policies.

For example, the Hannemann Administration has requested $500,000 in the upcoming fiscal to initiate a search for a new landfill site with language specifically excluding the Leeward Coast.

On Tuesday, March 24, the State House will be hearing a Senate bill banning landfills in several different parts of O`ahu and not just the Leeward coast.

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