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Ransackers of recyclables should be reported to police

By June Watanabe

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Apr 03, 2014

~~<p><strong>Question: </strong>My Makaha neighborhood is having a problem with overnight scavengers taking cans from the blue recycling trash cans at the scheduled city pickup dates. This overnight activity, usually 2 to 5 a.m., is disruptive. Is there a law against this type of activity?</p>
<p><strong>Answer:</strong> The city &quot;occasionally&quot; receives complaints about blue-cart scavenging, said Markus Owens, spokesman for the Department of Environmental Services.</p>
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Question: My Makaha neighborhood is having a problem with overnight scavengers taking cans from the blue recycling trash cans at the scheduled city pickup dates. This overnight activity, usually 2 to 5 a.m., is disruptive. Is there a law against this type of activity?

Answer: The city "occasionally" receives complaints about blue-cart scavenging, said Markus Owens, spokesman for the Department of Environmental Services. Login for more...



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