LIHUE, Hawaii (AP) - Kauai County will start to charge property owners for garbage pickup based on the size of their trash bin.
Mayor Bernard P. Carvalho, Jr. says the county is trying to reduce the waste going to the landfill.
The county's Pay As You Throw program will charge property owners $18 a month to use a 96-gallon cart and $10 a month to use a 64-gallon cart.
The larger cart is equivalent to the size of three standard trash cans. The smaller one is similar in size to two standard trash cans.
Carvalho said in a statement Friday he's encouraging homeowners to reduce, reuse, and recycle so they can switch to a smaller trash cart and save money.
The fees kick in on July 1.