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After 1 month, Honolulu’s bulky item pickup system has led to mounds of rubbish

  • Video by Bruce Asato.

    Chu Lan Shubert-Kwock, Chinatown Community & Business Association president and chairwoman of the Downtown-Chinatown Neighborhood Board, said garbage piles, filled with bulky goods and "who knows what" regular garbage, are creating access problems in Chinatown. She is one of many Honolulu residents who are piling on the complaints about the city's new bulky item pickup program.

  • BRUCE ASATO / BASATO@STARADVERTISER.COM

    After just one month the city’s bulky item pickup system has led to mounds of rubbish along several sidewalks.

  • BRUCE ASATO / BASATO@STARADVERTISER.COM

    Above, a pile of bulky items and regular trash Monday sat on a sidewalk in the 430 block of Nohonani Street in Waikiki.

Morning walks in his Kalihi neighborhood used to bring retiree Juanito Martin great joy, but it hasn’t been the same since the city changed its bulky item pickup program, forcing him to dodge a growing mountain of garbage during his strolls. Read more

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