Curbside Recycling Islandwide Expansion to Begin in the Fall

HONOLULU (KHNL) -- The City's curbside residential recycling program will expand in November to 40,000 homes on Oahu and plans to further expand the service island-wide by May of 2010.

The City's expansion of curbside pick-up of mixed recyclables follows the successful pilot projects in Mililani and Hawaii Kai that was launched in October 2007.

The program will expand this November to the North Shore, from Mokuleia to Sunset Beach; in the Windward communities of Kailua and Lanikai; and in East Oahu from Kuliouou to Kapahulu and Manoa.

In May of 2009, the program will expand from Waipio Gentry to Halawa; in Wahiawa, Whitmore, Waipio Estates and Launani Valley; in Kaneohe; and in Waimanalo.

In November of 2009, further expansion will include the areas from Foster Village to Makiki; and from Kahuku to Kahaluu.

Finally, in May 2010, curbside recycling will expand to Makakilo, Waikele and Waipahu; Ewa Beach to West Loch; and Honokai Hale to Makua on the Leeward Coast.