Resolution to Curbside Recycling Program Passed

HONOLULU (KHNL) - A resolution to begin a curbside recycling program is passed by the City Council Tuesday.

Councilman Charles Djou has long been a proponent of a comprehensive curbside recycling program that will include more than just green waste.

Currently, there's no island wide curbside recycling program.

"I personally think it's an absolute tragedy that Honolulu is the largest city in the U.S. of America that does not do curbside recycling, it's something that we need to do," said Councilman Djou. "It's not just good for the environment, but because we're running out of landfills, getting recycling done here in Hawaii is absolutely critical and it is a shame that the administration here has yet to do that."

The proposed program will begin in October with the pilot areas still to be determined.

In September, Mayor Mufi Hanneman will make his final selection from Mililani, Hawaii Kai, or Kailua .