Kauai households could face new tax for trash collection

LIHUE, Kauai (AP) - Kauai households would face a new tax assessment for trash collection under a measure approved by a Kauai County committee. The Garden Island says the measure would have each household pay a base rate of $6 per month, plus another $6 for a 96-gallon container for areas with automated trash collections.

Residents in other areas would be allowed up to three 32-gallon trash containers. A second 96-gallon container would cost an extra $12 per month. In addition, charges would go up for commercial customers, which currently pay $11 for one trash can, plus $6 for each additional can.

They would be charged $84 for up to three 32-gallon containers, plus $84 for each additional increment of up to three 32-gallon containers.

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