Quantcast
  

Friday, October 24, 2014         

OUR VIEW


TO ACCESS SUBSCRIBER CONTENT:
Current Print Subscribers
ACTIVATE account
- OR -
LOGIN or SUBSCRIBE
for full digital access

'Pay as you throw' good for the 'aina


POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Aug 28, 2014

~~<p>&quot;Pay as You Throw&quot; is not a new concept. More than 7,000 towns and cities nationwide offer financial incentives that encourage people to generate less garbage, and to recycle more of the rubbish they do produce. Residents who leave the least garbage out for pickup by municipal crews are rewarded with the cheapest disposal fees.</p>
<p>Kauai County would be the first to follow the model in Hawaii, if the Kauai County Council approves a promising proposal. Successfully implemented, this ordinance would divert waste from the Kekaha landfill, boost recycling and bring in more money from customers who refuse to change their habits and continue to generate the most garbage.</p>
~~

"Pay as You Throw" is not a new concept. More than 7,000 towns and cities nationwide offer financial incentives that encourage people to generate less garbage, and to recycle more of the rubbish they do produce. Residents who leave the least garbage out for pickup by municipal crews are rewarded with the cheapest disposal fees.

Kauai County would be the first to follow the model in Hawaii, if the Kauai County Council approves a promising proposal. Successfully implemented, this ordinance would divert waste from the Kekaha landfill, boost recycling and bring in more money from customers who refuse to change their habits and continue to generate the most garbage. Login for more...



Login or sign up below for the complete story

Print Subscribers
ACTIVATION
Current print subscribers, activate your premium content account for unlimited online access & commenting
New Subscribers
Find subscription offers in your area and choose the package that suits your reading preferences.

14-DAY PASS
14 day premium online access and commenting ability on StarAdvertiser.com