Honolulu has 20 new refuse trucks in its fleet.
Last last year, mechanical problems in a number of older side-loading trucks interrupted recycling and green waste collection in Pearl City and Honolulu.
New trucks will make curbside pickup service more reliable, Honolulu Mayor Peter Carlisle says.
He adds that the additional trucks will also help the city maintain initiatives that make the island more sustainable.
The new McNeilus side-loader trucks have been spread out across five refuse yards.
Another 11 trucks have been ordered and should be on Oahu streets later this