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Hawaii Needs to Fix Solid Waste Problems

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An Hawaii county official suggested imposing new fees for residential disposal. He said the county needs to lower the cost of transporting waste around the island.

While commercial tipping fees were $114 per ton, transporting waste to landfill costs $242 per ton.

The official has recommended a “pay as you throw” system based on how much residents throw away.

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