Lawsuit filed in trash shipping case

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - A company that leased equipment to Hawaiian Waste Systems says it wants its equipment back, and the money its owed. City Councilmember Ann Kobabyashi says the city shouldn't have waived its fees to help the company get rid of its trash.

With 20,000 tons going to either H-Power or the Waimanalo gulch landfill, she says the city should be getting about $1 million in tipping fees.

"It's not like, you know the city has a lot of money. We could use it somewhere else plus what about breach of contract? The company was supposed to haul away 100,000 tons by the end of September and they haven't done anything," Kobayashi said.

The company has already been fined by the State Health Department.

Kobayashi says the city should fine Hawaiian Waste Systems as well.

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