City cuts Oahu multifamily dwelling trash pickup

City cuts Oahu multifamily dwelling trash pickup

HONOLULU (AP) - Multifamily dwellings on Oahu will lose city trash pickup services next year.

That's leaving some property managers scrambling to find money to pay for private trash pickup after decades of the city handling that for free.

City Environmental Services Director Lori Kahikina says ending the service Jan. 31 is a matter of fairness. Other similar privately owned buildings such as townhouses, condominiums and apartment complexes already pay private companies to remove their garbage.

Most single-family homes on Oahu don't pay a fee for curbside trash pickup.

The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reports the change will affect about 100 multifamily complexes and 80 schools, churches and other nonprofits.

Phillip Huth, a resident manager of an Ewa complex, says the city should have helped property owners come up with alternatives.

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