POSTED: 9:40 p.m. HST, Sep 11, 2012
LAST UPDATED: 2:48 p.m. HST, Sep 12, 2012
A year after debating whether to eliminate a city subsidy aimed at encouraging private companies and nonprofits to recycle, City Council members again appear ready to do away with the incentive.
Lawmakers would use the money — estimated to be in the millions over the long term — toward restoring bus services that were cut over the summer.
The proposal is scheduled to be heard today at the Council’s regular monthly meeting.
Bill 61-12 would eliminate a discount given to companies that recycle materials and dispose of the nonrecyclable residue at the Waimanalo Gulch landfill or the HPOWER waste-to-energy plant. The discount is applied to the “tipping fees” charged per ton to the company delivering the waste material.