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Trash pickup fee could make sense


POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Feb 17, 2014

~~<p>Oahu residents already pay something for garbage pickup, financed, like most city services, through the collection of property taxes. But the reliable and convenient curbside service costs more than taxpayers are shelling out, the city government contends, so it has proposed a surcharge.</p>
<p>The proposed fee, tacked on to property tax bills, also could make Oahu's trash-collection system more equitable.</p>
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Oahu residents already pay something for garbage pickup, financed, like most city services, through the collection of property taxes. But the reliable and convenient curbside service costs more than taxpayers are shelling out, the city government contends, so it has proposed a surcharge.

The proposed fee, tacked on to property tax bills, also could make Oahu's trash-collection system more equitable. Login for more...



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