POSTED: 07:28 p.m. HST, Sep 09, 2011
The Hawaii County Council wants places on the neighbor islands for dropping off electronic waste for recycling.
West Hawaii Today reports councilmembers want the state Legislature to come up with a method that doesn't require residents to mail items such as old televisions and computers to Honolulu.
As an interim solution, the county plans to create e-waste drop-off points at transfer stations next month, to be subsidized by tax dollars.
The council passed a resolution Thursday supporting a bill, which would require manufacturers to offer drop-off points on neighbor islands.
Manufacturers are required to provide drop-off points only on Oahu. Neighbor island residents must pay postage to mail electronics to the drop-off locations.