Plans to ship garbage from Honolulu delayed again

HONOLULU (AP) - Plans to ship garbage from Honolulu to a landfill on the mainland have run into another delay. Officials with Hawaiian Waste Systems LLC were expecting to have several containers of city garbage shipped off to Washington state Friday, but the shipment was delayed when the final approval failed to arrive from the federal government.

The company says federal agricultural officials recommended approval after inspecting the containers Friday, but the formal go-ahead was never received.

Now that decision is not expected to be made until at least Monday.

Even before Friday's delay, plans to ship the trash to the mainland have been held up for months as company officials waited for federal approval.