Trash piling up in Big Island subdivision

Trash piling up in Big Island subdivision

KAILUA-KONA, Hawaii (AP) - Illegally dumped trash is piling up in the Big Island subdivision of Ocean View.

People are leaving old refrigerators, tires and even bags of diapers on an access road to the future site of a refuse transfer station.

Ocean View Community Association President Fortune Otter told West Hawaii Today some people don't want to drive all the way to the Waiohinu transfer station 12 miles away.

Residents may dispose of trash for free on Saturdays when the county sets up temporary containers at a park. But sometimes the wait to do so is 30 minutes.

The lack of a transfer station has been a sore point with Ocean View residents.

County Councilwoman Brenda Ford says she's disgusted by the trash and displeased the transfer station hasn't been built.

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