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Honolulu trash truck drivers work overtime to tackle backlog

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HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) -

If you put your trash curbside days ago and it hasn’t been pick up yet, you’re not alone.

The city says a driver shortage is contributing to a backlog in pick-ups in Honolulu.

City Environmental Services spokesman Markus Owens said crews hope to be up-to-date with garbage collection by Tuesday evening.

He said homeowners whose trash isn’t picked up should continue to leave it curbside.

The city has been struggling to deal with a shortage in trash truck drivers since the start of the month.

In Kalani Iki, residents said trash put out for Saturday pick-up still hadn’t been picked up by Tuesday morning.

Owens said there’s a shortage of about six drivers.

Refuse collection operators are working overtime to tackle the backlog.

The city didn’t immediately have estimates for how much the overtime was costing, and when the six new drivers would be brought on board.

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