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Curbside expansion to move to final phase

Tim Steinberger Tim Steinberger

LEEWARD OAHU (HawaiiNewsNow) - The Leeward side of Oahu is about to get a lot greener, and it's not because of the rain.  The final phase of curbside recycling on Oahu starts Monday.  The last remaining 36,000 homes on automated collection service from Waipahu to Makaha will join the three-cart pick-up of trash, mixed recyclables, and green waste.  This pilot program has grown to include 160,000 homes.  Just about a year ago, funding problems nearly curbed the expansion.  "This has been a terrific undertaking in a very short time, a very aggressive program that has been very successful to date and we just keep hoping to see this thing growing and growing", said Department of Environmental Services Director Tim Steinberger.  For most households, current collection days remain the same.  A one-month transition period with continued twice-weekly garbage pick-up will provide residents with time to get used to the new system.

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