Should we really pay to ship our trash somewhere else? Should we become more self-sufficient and find better ways to deal with our growing trash and dwindling landfill problems? Can we afford the price to ship the junk elsewhere, and can we guarantee enough trash to make it worthwhile for a business to take our refuge?
Shipping garbage overseas would help to keep the Waimanalo Gulch from filling up too fast, and certainly the neighbors on the Leeward side are not too thrilled about more garbage there. Sure, it would be great if everyone recycled more, but reality dictates that this is a solution to a growing problem that deserves a full consideration by city officials. Believe it or not, there are cities which like making money by handling hazardous waste or regular garbage, and remember, one man's garbage is truly another man's treasure, or something like that.