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Public Supports Recycling, Green Waste Programs in Hawaii

Public Supports Recycling, Green Waste Programs in Hawaii

Dozens of people came out Tuesday to support two nonbinding resolutions asking the administration to seek long-term contracts to divert materials from the county’s two landfills.

The resolutions, sponsored by Kohala Councilwoman Margaret Wille, target recyclable materials and green waste. The council Environmental Management Committee listened to more than 35 testifiers, but hadn’t voted on the resolutions by press-time Tuesday.

“These resolutions are part of a package of zero waste bills and resolutions I’ll be bringing forward,” Wille said.

Resolution 84 urges the mayor to enter into 10-year contracts to establish regional and community-based organic compost operations. Resolution 87 urges the mayor to enter into one or more five-year contracts to divert recoverable material from the landfills.

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