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City Council refuses mayor on garbage fee

By Gordon Y.K. Pang

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Feb 27, 2014

~~<p>Mayor Kirk Caldwell's plan to begin charging Oahu property owners for trash pickup was dumped Wednesday after the City Council Budget Committee said constituents had voiced overwhelming opposition to the plan and that the administration failed to give enough reasons to support it.</p>
<p>Bill 9 would give the mayor the authority to impose a $10-a-month fee on most of the island's 160,000 households that are on either automated or manual curbside refuse pickup beginning Jan. 1. The proposal also calls for businesses and nonprofit organizations receiving automated collection to pay $75 a month per cart and a $90 deposit per cart; or $314 per 3-cubic-yard front-loader dumpster.</p>
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Mayor Kirk Caldwell's plan to begin charging Oahu property owners for trash pickup was dumped Wednesday after the City Council Budget Committee said constituents had voiced overwhelming opposition to the plan and that the administration failed to give enough reasons to support it.

Bill 9 would give the mayor the authority to impose a $10-a-month fee on most of the island's 160,000 households that are on either automated or manual curbside refuse pickup beginning Jan. 1. The proposal also calls for businesses and nonprofit organizations receiving automated collection to pay $75 a month per cart and a $90 deposit per cart; or $314 per 3-cubic-yard front-loader dumpster. Login for more...



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