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Hawaii County Council wants recycling of electronic waste

By Associated Press

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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.






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