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Volunteers are gathering for three days of cleaning up illegal dump sites on the Big Island.

The cleanup effort began Saturday with a safety briefing from the Hawaii County Fire Department.

Volunteers are to divide into work groups to clean dump sites in Hawaiian Ocean View Estates.

The effort is organized by an alliance of community volunteers and businesses led by Keep Hawaii Beautiful and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, Kau ward.

Arrow Hawaiian is to provide heavy equipment and operators. Atlas Recycling Center and Big Island Scrap Metal are to provide roll-off containers to collect scrap metals and garbage.

Pacific Waste Hauling and Superior Sanitation Waste Hauling are to take the waste to a landfill.

Additional work days are scheduled Thursday and Friday.



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