An Oahu trucking company is apologizing for illegally dumping material in Kalaeloa. Surveillance video shows a vehicle from Island Hauling, Inc. unloading a few cubic yards of coral fill last week Friday. A worker from nearby Hunt Companies confronted the driver and filed a police report for criminal littering. The driver returned a week later to remove the pile.
The president of Island Hauling said the woman pulled over and was trying to get rid of material stuck to the truck's apron after a driver flagged her down and told her that debris was flying out and hitting cars.
"They should really enforce within their company that dumping is illegal and it shouldn't be done anywhere on anyone's land," said Jose Bustamante, vice president of development for the Hawaii region of Hunt Companies, Inc. "We've seen three boats dumped here, about 500 tires."
The driver is new and didn't report the incident to management, according to Island Hauling.
"A company, instead of saying this isn't worth it to us, they're finally saying, no it's the principle of it, that we have to fight for our community and prevent people from dumping on their land," said Honolulu City Councilwoman Kymberly Pine.
Pine introduced legislation to deter illegal dumping, including one bill which would increase fines by 500%.
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